What is the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition?
A voluntary collaboration of 40 board members and over 100 Task Force Team volunteers representing various sectors of the community, including religious organizations, schools and higher education, minority groups, municipal and county government, public health, health care, civic and community organizations, the private sector, and social welfare organizations. We believe that collaboration builds bridges between organizations and community members, brings together human and monetary resources for effective use, develops trust in the community, and allows us to address the complex social problems we face that are too overwhelming for any single organization to solve.
Our Vision (under reviewed)
A healthy Lycoming County is a community where people work together to create a healthy and safe environment. People take responsibility for their actions and for reaching their potential. This community is financially stable with a good economy and jobs that allow everyone to be self- supporting. Every citizen has access to quality, affordable health and social services. It is a safe place. Crime, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and spouse abuse are not tolerated. Children and parents are excited about their schools, which provide excellent educational opportunities. Teenage pregnancy and tobacco use are rare. There is clean air and water. The citizens are aware that wellness is enhanced by the prevention of high-risk behaviors and are committed to improving their health and that of their fellow citizens.
The Vision is how we see our purpose unfolding…what do we really want?
The Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition’s mission is to improve the safety and overall health status of the Lycoming County and of those living in the county by assessing the needs and facilitating a response to priority health and wellness issues through a collaborative data and community-driven process.
Our Values (under review)
Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition advocates these key values to address the most pressing health and safety needs of Lycoming County community through:
- Health equity
- Pro-social behavior
- Inclusiveness, including representation from rural, urban, youth, senior and other marginalized groups.