In 2011, a group of community leaders from the areas of education, health, faith, business, non-profit, and local government sectors formed to advise WellSpan Health (formerly Summit Health), on a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), which is conducted every 3 years. In 2013, this group evolved into a community collaborative -- Healthy Franklin County.
Community in Action
Healthy Franklin County uses a collective impact approach and public health framework to improve health outcomes. This includes leveraging and aligning the skills of our partners who dedicate staff and resources to be involved with task forces and works groups. Over 40 organizations and 80 volunteers are involved with our work - creating a healthier community, together.
Franklin County Events
Our community partners coordinate and offer a variety of events and programming to that help make our community a healthier place to live, work and play ranging from running and cycling events to mental health support groups to nutrition and physical activities and more. Any organization can submit an event for free. Check out what's happening in Franklin County!