Prevention & Community Health
Prevention & Community Health is a department of Allegiance Health. The department continues the functions of the Foundation for a Healthy Community, organized in 2000 to carry out operations of our Health Improvement Organization (HIO), develop programs to improve the general health and welfare of Jackson area residents, and support other Jackson health-related organizations and programs.
To accomplish this mission, Prevention & Community Health partners with community health agencies, educators, business leaders and local government to create a seamless health improvement infrastructure that addresses Jackson’s highest priority health issues. The department's success in creating high-impact programs has been acknowledged by the Centers for Disease Control, which selected Prevention and Community Health as one of nine groups to include in a national study of best practices in health management. We were also selected as a Finalist for the American Hospital Association’s 2006 NOVA Award.
Our key program areas include the following:
In addition, the department participates in the following initiatives:
- Access to Care
- Health Care for All
- Man Up for Your Health
- Project Access
- Evidence Based Prevention
- Evidence Based Medicine Committee
- Integrated Care Management