New capacity-building initiative aims to strengthen community groups working to improve health in Texas
From the beginning, EHF has worked to be a philanthropic resource for advancing collaborative efforts to improve community health. It’s part of EHF’s goal to activate communities by helping them take charge of their own health and build connections that transcend difference.
EHF’s new Collaborating for Healthy Communities initiative aims to strengthen existing health-focused coalitions and collaborative efforts by improving their effectiveness, leadership, and sustained ability to take action to improve health.
The first step of the new initiative is to identify current health-focused coalitions and other community efforts that are working across EHF’s 57-county service area. The goal is to create a coalition registry and database that will help EHF and others identify where collaborative work is already happening and learn where collaborations are missing. The database will be also shared as a resource to help communities improve health across Texas.