Healthy Communities Coalition (HCC)

Health Communities Coalition Logo (Trees)

The Healthy Communities Coalition (HCC) is a Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition in Lewis and Clark County that has been meeting since 2014. It is a group of health advocates -- a variety of community organizations and members that work together on policies, programs, environmental change, and systems change. The HCC meets quarterly, and the workgroups meet monthly. 

Healthy Communities

Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plan

The HCC is the lead in the Community Health Improvement Plan chronic disease sections. The Community Health Improvement Plan outlines strategies to improve the health of all county residents over the next three years, with the SDOH Accelerator Plan(PDF, 10MB)  helping to activate efforts to decrease rates of chronic disease. The development of a comprehensive, action-based Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plan that is focused on target populations and priority areas is a necessary next step to further health equity in L&C County and to successfully implement the Community Health Improvement Plan priorities. 

The SDOH Accelerator Plan focuses on three sections:

  1. Community Clinical Linkages
  2. Food and Nutrition Security
  3. Built Environment

Read the LCPH SDOH Accelerator Plan HERE(PDF, 10MB) .


What are the key values of the HCC?

Vision: A community where people are empowered to make healthy choices.

Mission: To work as a diverse team of health advocates to improve health and well-being in our community through education, motivation, policy development, and creative partnerships.

Values: The Healthy Communities Coalition’s key values are:

  1. Leadership
  2. Commitment
  3. Collaboration
  4. Equity and Social Justice
  5. Reliance on science and stories
  6. Focus on long-term impact


HCC Meeting Schedule

The coalition meetings meet on the 2nd month of the quarter (August, November, February, May) and on the 3rd Wednesday.

Healthy Communities Coalition Workgroup Schedule:

Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Workgroup: 3rd Monday of the month from 9:00am-10:00am.

Aging Well Workgroup: 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00am-11:00am.

Want to join? For more information please email Sarah Sandau or call 406-457-8960