Regional Collaboratives


The idea approach is to create a Force for Health Community Collaborative.  It can begin as one organization getting started, and inviting others to join.  The Collaborative can then chose from a series of training events and videos, and see which tools it may need for the best use of the resources for its community.   A special focus on improving the social determinants of health is very important in addition to health education and nutrition, exercise, or other programs.

In the rural setting, a county wide collaborative is proving to be an efficient way to start the movement.  In larger cities, a neighborhood or city based group is another way.  For pennies per person, all the basic tools can be put into place for the community.