The Child Health Task Force, staffed and co-chaired by WCA with the Westchester County Department of Health, is a coalition of government, health care providers, insurers, schools, children's service agencies and advocates working to improve the health of the county's children and youth.
The Task Force works through committees to address a myriad of children's health needs. Task Force committees are currently focused on improving children's oral health and children's mental health services. Under WCA's leadership, the Task Force continues to address barriers to health care and monitor the state sponsored facilitated enrollment program. For more information please visit www.wca4kids.org/.
Haverstraw Collaborative coming together to unite our efforts and resources for the health, safety, and well being of the children, youth, elders adults and families of Haverstraw, and to raise the quality of life for all people of our diverse community.
For all community-based organizations serving the children, youth, elders, adults and families of Haverstraw to meet monthly in a spirit of non-partisanship and cooperation in order to:
The Haverstraw Collaborative meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12 noon - 1:30 pm at the Haverstraw Center, 50 West Broad Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927 For more information contact, Marion E. Breland, 845-429-5731, Haverstraw.Collaborative@vohny.com.
Mount Vernon Community That Cares (MVCTC) envisions Mount Vernon as a safe community of healthy individuals and nurturing families with abundant, accessible resources and quality full service schools sustained by spiritual strength. The work of MVCTC is focusing on preventing risk factors and increasing protective factors in the following areas: substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school dropout, and violence. MVCTC is a consortium of youth, parents, non-profit organizations, businesses, faith organizations, social service agencies, schools, individuals and City of Mount Vernon and Westchester County Government agencies committed to serving and working with youth and families in Mount Vernon, NY.
MVCTC meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Mount Vernon Public Library. For more information, please click here or contact Claudette Coote, MVCTC Coalition Coordinator, at 914-665-2344, firstname.lastname@example.org.
POW'R Against Tobacco is a four county coalition that was founded in 1992 to reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases by lowering the prevalence of tobacco use in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland Counties.
POW'R is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health Since 1992 the Coalition has been working in the community to meet 4 goals:
How we serve our communities:
For more information contact us at 1-888-841-POWR, POW'R Against Tobacco, 35 Orchard St., White Plains, NY 10603, email@example.com.
The Rockland County Public Health Priorities Steering Committee (PHP) is a private-public partnership of individuals representing educational institutions, health care providers and health-related organizations, community service organizations, governmental agencies, faith-based organizations, consumers, and the business community, chaired and coordinated by the Rockland County Department of Health. The mission of the PHP is the coordination and collaboration of resources to address local unmet public health needs in order to promote health, improve access to health care and prevent disease and disability in Rockland County.
The committee 1) reviews and analyzes available data and reports from various sources; 2) selects community-wide priority areas to be addressed by subcommittees; and 3) coordinate its activities with other major planning groups operating and/or forming with Rockland County. Rockland County Community Health Assessment 2005 - 2010 - a 5-year community Health Report details new statistics on cancer, obesity, diabetes and immigrant health.
The integrated services planning initiative brings together individuals and institutions from public and private sectors in a cross- system collaborative effort to improve the circumstances of children and families in Westchester County.
Mission / Vision
The mission is to assure the health, safety, protection and well being of Westchester's children, youth, families and vulnerable adults and to empower them to become or maintain themselves as independent, self-sufficient adults.
VISION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The integrated services plan and planning process is based upon recognition that for planning and services to be effective, they must be:
The Westchester County ISPG is co-chaired by the Westchester County Youth Bureau and Westchester County Department of Social Services. For more information contact Marlene Furtick, Executive Director, Westchester County Youth Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org, 995-2745, 112 E. Post Road Room 110A White Plains, New York 10601.
The Yonkers Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) is a community collaborative made up of families, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, schools, businesses and other interested parties. The Andrus Children's Center is the lead agency, and Andrus staff have coordinated the effort since its inception. ECI's vision is that young children in Yonkers will be born healthy and supported by their families and communities so that they maintain good health, enter school ready to learn, and achieve their developmental potential. ECI's goals include increasing community awareness about the importance of early childhood; fostering collaboration and planning in creating a stronger service system; building on community assets to strengthen neighborhoods and families; and improving access to quality child care and health care.
The Yonkers ECI meets regularly. For more information, please click here or contact Joanne Grippo, email@example.com.
Peekskill Agencies Together (P.A.T.) is a community coalition that aims to reduce youth substance use. Funded by the DFC (Drug-Free Communities) Federal Grant, P.A.T. seeks to collaborate with local agencies, organizations, and individual in order to create a safe, happy, and healthy community in which our youth can grow and prosper.
P.A.T. looks to work together with the schools, local government, business community, law enforcement agencies, media, religious organizations, civic and volunteer groups, youth-serving organizations, healthcare professionals, organizations involved in reducing substance abuse, parents, and youth.
The P.A.T. Coalition understands that prevention work extends beyond simply telling our youth to stay away from alcohol and other drugs...
P.A.T. meets on a monthly basis, in different member locations. Meetings are generally on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3pm. For more information contact Danielle Satow, 914.734.4458, DSatow@cityofpeekskill.com.