The Far Northeast Health Alliance (FNHA) was established as a partnership between the Families Forward Resource Center (formerly the Lowry Family Center) and the Colorado School of Public Health in 2011.
Today, the FNHA coordinates and promotes actionable opportunities through committees, monthly gatherings, training, and other activities whereby individuals, families, and neighbors can:
- work with others striving to make a difference in their communities;
- share ideas and best practices for effecting positive social change; and
- receive support, technical assistance, and recognition.
The FNHA membership includes a broad base of community health organizations, governmental health agencies, school-based health services, local health-centered businesses and some health-oriented funders. Many of the representatives from participating organizations are also community residents, and the FNHA also has a number of resident members who are not affiliated with organizations.
The FNHA believes in:
- Addressing the root causes of health inequities through cross-sector collaboration and scrutiny of the social determinants of health;
- Utilizing an asset-based community development model to strengthen communities;
- Empowering individuals, families, and neighbors to advocate for their interests; and
- Engaging the gifts and talents that all community members possess to build a foundation of hope and community pride
Our Vision and Mission
Health embodies wellness in all its dimensions: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.
Vision: A far northeast Denver community that is a healthy, safe, and flourishing environment for all people.
Mission: To be a community-driven effort that promotes health and wellness in far northeast communities through resource sharing, health education, and resident mobilization.
Our Strategies and Current Priorities
Diabetes Prevention Program (partner): A year-long lifestyle intervention program delivered in partnership with the Montbello Branch Library.
Healthy Babies, Strong Families (leverage resources & build capacity): A Healthy Start Program that combines service delivery and collective impact to reduce infant mortality among African Americans
Transportation Expansion Working Group (engage, mobilize, & advocate): A community-driven effort dedicated to the development of equitable and accessible transit options.
Planting the Seed Conference (educate & raise awareness): A Young Adults for Positive Action-sponsored community gathering that includes healthy living sessions designed to educate, raise awareness, and catalyze action.
Quality of Life Survey (value strengths & wisdom): A means for gathering residents' input to inform strategic planning and program development.