Our Initiatives

After completing an assessment of the area’s health every three years, the Northland Health Alliance creates a Community Health Improvement Plan. This plan aims to address the top three areas of need that were identified in the assessment.

Northland Health Alliance’s task forces each take one of the three priorities to focus on. Below, you can click to learn more about what data showed this issue to be a priority, what each group’s goals are, and how the groups plan to accomplish their goals.

Access to Mental/Behavioral Health

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Access to Transportation

Transportation Photos for Our Initiatives page

Access to Healthy Food

Manage and Prevent Chronic Disease

Outcomes from the 2020-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan

• Platte County trained 378 childcare providers and home providers using the state approved curriculum, “Taking Care of Ourselves During Challenging Times”
• Tri-County Mental Health Services offered 33 Signs of Suicide (SOS) classes with 5,198 participants in Northland schools
• Tri-County Mental Health Services offered 8 Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) classes with 223 participants across the Northland
• Tri-County Mental Health Services offered 9 Youth Mental Health First Aid training sessions with 160 participants across the Northland
• 35 Gladstone police officers received Youth CIT Training from Tri-County Mental Health Services
• NKC Hospital and Tri-County provided 16 suicide prevention trainings to 29 NCAPS students
• Synergy Services trained 98 staff members in Enhanced Suicide Care Academy
• Multiple NHA organizations used social media to educate the community about suicide prevention
• The NHA assisted 26,502 people apply for SNAP, WIC, and other similar programs
• 21,674 people have been screened for food insecurity during primary care appointments
• Harvesters has distributed 14,786,794 pounds of food to people in need in the Northland
• Northland Shepherd Center has distributed 2,719 meals
• 93,298 meals have been distributed through Meals on Wheels
• The MU Extension has conducted nutrition education reaching 17,197 people