In 1997, HTCC was formed to conduct a countywide assessment in order to discover the needs of the community and then better address the health problems in a coordinated, efficient and effective way.
The original assessment data indicated some clear priorities and a need for a coordinated effort. Since then, HTCC has tackled
- Metabolic syndrome
- Heart disease
Currently, the collaboration is implementing a new strategic plan that includes three areas of focus:
1. Integrating policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies into our work and encouraging our members and community partners to also expand their work to include these strategies
2. Increasing access to healthy foods in underserved areas through piloting healthy retail policies and strategies.
3. Increasing quality primary data for community health needs assessments and grant applications.