Improving health outcomes in under-served neighborhoods by empowering the people in them to create the solutions they need most.
The Health Education Council exists to improve health outcomes in under-served neighborhoods by empowering the people in them to create the solutions they need most.
* Health Access.
* Social Connection.
* Economic Well-being.
* Community Safety.
* Wellness Education.
HEC believes that cross-sector collaboration and support can produce better health outcomes and diminish disparities.
HEC leverages the power of collaboration to improve health outcomes in under-served communities.
In our work and on our teams, we value:
* Collaboration. We leverage the power of connection and engagement.
* Diversity. We invite a variety of voices to the table.
* Empowerment. We seek out and support community-led ideas.
* Equity. We create inclusive, accessible, and effective solutions.
* Trust. We build and nurture authentic relationships.
OUR IMPACT IN 2022
When it comes to impact, serving residents in under-served neighborhoods is our top priority. Working together, the Health Education Council, residents, law enforcement, public health, education, health care, and community organizations develop solutions tailored to a community’s specific needs. HEC serves as convener and backbone support for a variety of collective impact initiatives to improve health.
Hours Mentoring Youth
Pounds of Food Distributed
Since 2020, the HEC staff has created a safe space for Afghan mothers and families who have students attending schools in Twin Rivers Unified School District and the San Juan Unified School District.
Oto-Kent spoke at National Governors Association's Convening on Youth Mental Health about HEC's strategies to remove stigma and educate youth about mental health.
Safety, Health, Opportunity and Practice (SHOP) is expanding our services to new counties and just wrapped up our first all-girls cohort.