HEAL Collaborative builds bridges to connect community, health care, and civic partners to provide health education, improve access, and address health disparities. HEAL connects because we care!
– Brandy Whitney, Southern Regional Director, Community Outreach and Advocacy Engagement
Our Vision, Mission, and Goals
Communities of color are healthy. We know that healthy communities have better mental health, increased job opportunities, and higher incomes.
To develop healthy communities of color, we will use our collaborative relationships, innovation, community action, and public advocacy. Our organization is built on the idea that every community should have access to resources that help them thrive. We collaborate with neighbors and professionals at every level to empower communities to be both healthy and happy.
- Build collaborative networks nationally
- Establish faith-based partnerships
- Hold educational workshops about healthcare with policymakers, faith leaders, and community advocates
We continually strive to build collaborative relationships with Black churches, policymakers, and clinicians that encourage growth in education, community action, and innovation. We facilitate educational events that not only educate the community, but also provide opportunities for community members to exchange ideas and concerns about access to treatment and healthcare system navigation. Our ultimate goal is to build communities that are actively involved in creating better health for themselves and their loved ones.