Healthy Franklin County

Healthy Franklin County

Healthy Franklin County is composed of key community leaders from the education, health, faith, business, nonprofits and local government sectors. Our goal is to create and support healthy behaviors and lifestyles through education, awareness, programs, and access to services. These key leaders continue to identify value in identifying and strengthening efforts to address health and health care needs from a collective perspective.

Priorities identified to focus on:

  • Access to Health Care
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Mental Health, Substance Use and Prevention
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Adolescent Health

Vision - Healthy Franklin County Organization

“All People of Franklin County will live in a state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease.”

Mission - Healthy Franklin County Organization

“Engage and partner Franklin County communities to create and support healthy behaviors and lifestyles through education, awareness, programming and access to services.”

Overarching Goals

• Promote inclusive environments and community policies to develop a culture of wellness and health
• Improve and enhance access to wellness and health services
• Establish tools for communities and organizations to routinely communicate and evaluate healthcare progress
• Promote diverse strategies that embrace healthy mind, body and spirit

Project Guiding Principles

• Analyze community-wide data for decision-making
• Apply effective processes for community health planning and problem solving
• Seek community-wide consensus-building
• Seek and replicate proven effective health programs
• Be cost effective while providing for the needs of the community.
• Continuously evaluate process & results
• Commit to fluidity
• Celebrate success