Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County
Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County, founded in 1989, is one of the oldest health coalitions in the country. Its mission is to measurably improve the well-being of all people in Greater Franklin County and neighboring towns using a coordinated public health approach of education, promotion, and outreach. With its qualified staff of public health professionals, Healthy Community Coalition offers health screenings, health information, and programs and events to support healthy lifestyles that prevent disease and improve quality of life. Its community outreach efforts appear in every town and corner of the region.
In the past year, more than 8,000 individuals benefited from the outreach activities of the Coalition with 3,572 seeking services on the Mobile Health Unit, where health risk appraisals (HRAs) are routinely offered. HRAs include a blood pressure and cholesterol check and individualized health education. Additional outreach events were held throughout the region such as: bone density screenings, flu immunizations, body composition analyzation, free clinical breast exams, education on tobacco, nutrition, physical activity and substance abuse, and education on the prevention of breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, and skin cancer.