Prevention & Community Health
The vision of Henry Ford Allegiance Health is to create Michigan’s healthiest community through exceptional health care and inspiring a passion for wellness. There are two primary ways in which we seek to achieve this vision:
- Supporting programs and services that address Jackson’s health issues through community-wide actions
- Developing a network of integrated services to address a full range of health needs with the goal of reducing medical costs
Working to Improve Community Health
Henry Ford Allegiance’s Department of Prevention and Community Health (PCH) provides dedicated resources to support collaborative community health assessment, action planning and program implementation to address Jackson’s highest priority health issues. PCH provides leadership and support for a number of community-based health improvement initiatives, including our local Health Improvement Organization, and works closely with the Jackson County Health Department and Jackson Health Network to create links between clinical and community-based services.
Reducing Costs & Improving Care
Henry Ford Allegiance Health collaborates with health care leaders, community leaders and physicians to improve patient outcomes and experience of care while reducing overall costs of care. Known as the Jackson Health Network, the goal of the venture, which functions as a clinically integrated network, is to build an integrated system of health care delivery for the Jackson community and beyond. Learn more about the Jackson Health Network.
Recognized for Community Service
Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s commitment to improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of the community was recognized with the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service in 2010. The award is one of the most esteemed community service honors in health care and is presented each year to a single health care organization that provides innovative programs that significantly improve the health and well-being of its community. The Foster G. McGaw Prize is sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Health Research & Educational Trust.