LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VISION & MISSION, LEADERSHIP, AND OUR HISTORY & PAST PROJECTS.
After taking an extended hiatus during the pandemic, the GHCC has reorganized with a new focus and activities -- aimed at offering greater value to our members and community with a bias to action. Learn more about what we do HERE.
The re-launch includes a series of quarterly events, to revitalize through a focus on:
Connecting our partners and adding new members
Building teams who will collaborate on health projects of mutual interest, and drive action.
Education and information sharing.
Now more community-driven, the Glendale and Foothill YMCA's will serve as the new “backbone” organization. Their combined longstanding commitment to our communities will be a great asset in administrative and organizing capacities.
MISSION & VISION.
We envision a future where health, well-being, and belonging are accessible to everyone.
We serve as a convener, bringing together people, ideas, and assets to solve our most pressing health needs.
We embrace a broad definition of health which includes the wider spectrum of environmental influences impacting the community’s well-being. The Glendale Healthier Community Coalition plans and implements projects that promote disease prevention, health education, clean and safe environments, adequate housing, affordable and quality education, and community revitalization.
Over its 30+ year history, the GHCC has brought together 52 organizational and individual community members including 14 from health care, nine from city government, two from education, seven from business/media, 11 from non-profit agencies, several clergy, and the balance made up of other community stakeholders.
In Glendale, many shared community health concerns have been addressed. In operation since 1990, a selection of projects and accomplishments inlcludes:
Founded Glendale Healthy Kids (GHK) as our inaugural project, with the Glendale Unified School District.
Created the Consortium of Safety Net Providers to address access to healthcare for low-income populations.
The Quality of Life Measures project, assesses wellness and needs among Glendale residents.
Collaboration on the tri-annual Community Health Needs Assessment.