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Focus Area: Health

Helping support safe, stable and nurturing relationships & environments.


Households are equally able to access trauma-informed behavioral and physical health care, and are aware of the services available in our community.


Trauma Prevention, Treatment, and Awareness
Households are free from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), violence and physical hazards; communities support people’s health, safety, and development.


Prevent ACEs from contributing to life-long negative outcomes for current and future generations.

Possible indicators:
# of individuals with an ACEs score of 2 or more.
% of households with children receiving home visits by child care specialists.

An equitable community-wide system of trauma-informed care provides accessible evidence-based treatments from trained, knowledgeable, and culturally literate specialists in adequate supply.

Possible indicator:
# of health organizations utilizing trauma-informed care practices.

Reduce intimate partner violence, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Possible indicators:
% of child mortality rates.
# of homicides committed by partners.


Improved Behavioral Health
Households will demonstrate improved behavioral health by reporting better mental health and a reduction in substance abuse, resulting from reduced stigma that is a barrier to care


Ensure a continuum of services exists to meet behavioral health needs.

Possible indicator:
% increase of availability of pediatric mental health services

Expand community awareness and reduce stigma associated with having mental health and substance use disorders.

Possible indicator:
# of 2-1-1 and mental health hotline calls requesting assistance with mental health and substance use disorders.

Provide immediate and adequate access to detox services for those who are in crisis.

Possible indicator:
# of overdoses and deaths by overdose


Eliminating Health Disparities
All households have easy to access and ample, affordable, high quality, preventative, immediate, and follow-up health and dental care.


Improve access to necessary health care services

Possible indicators:
% of infant mortality rate disparity – black vs white.
% of women receiving early prenatal care.
# of sudden unexpected infant deaths.
% change in # of HIV adult/adolescent cases.

Increase access to affordable, high quality and regular dental care and provide emergency dental services to adults in need.

Possible indicators:
% of emergency room reduction in adult dental related cases
# of adult dental patients served by dental clinics or referred to affordable, high quality and regular dental care.