Our Initiatives

ACCESS TO CARE

Northland Health Alliance initiative to improve access to healthcare

Improve Access to Health Care

Access to quality health care, especially primary care, is essential to improving an individual’s health and a community’s health as a whole. Primary care providers screen for major, health-related conditions and help manage chronic conditions. They also provide preventive services such as vaccinations, health screenings and routine exams.

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MENTAL HEALTH

Northland Health Alliance Improve access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Improve Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

The Missouri Department of Mental Health estimates nearly one in five adults experience mental illness and one in 13 adults have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder. A shortage of mental health and substance abuse health providers in the Northland amplifies the problem.

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CHRONIC DISEASE

Manage and Prevent Chronic Disease

Manage and Prevent Chronic Disease

The Northland has high instances of chronic disease including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. The community also ranks high for chronic disease risk factors including tobacco use and obesity.

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