Advocating for the Health and Wellness of Lafayette County and Surrounding Areas
The Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri has established committees to advocate improvements in Lafayette County and surrounding areas' medical, dental, behavioral health, and overall health and wellness.
Each committee reports to the HCC Executive Board at least twice a year to disclose status reports, action plans and projected outcomes designed to support HCC's mission and goals.
The committees include:
Health Information Technology (HIT)
The HIT Committee is responsible for developing a strategic plan for identifying and addressing the health information technology (HIT) needs of providers and patients. This will directly impact the county's health care services by offering continuity from one provider to another—enabling patient-centered care to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Currently, the HCC has established a HIT workgroup to expand telehealth initiatives in the West Central Missouri area. This workgroup will work to expand primary care services to area school children and inmates via telehealth centers, and distance learning capabilities. Visit the Health ITsection to learn more. To join the workgroup, contact the HCC at 660.259.2440.
Rural Health Initiative
The goal of the Rural Health Initiative is to help promote and expand quality healthcare in rural Missouri.
Suzanne Smith, Chair
The goal of the Social Services Committee is to promote, use and retain local social service agencies in Lafayette County for the underserved population. Initiatives include the following:
Educate agencies on why it is important to offer employment to juveniles and adults with an arrest record and/or substance abuse problem.
Connect with other community groups and leaders.
Participate in Parenting Fair committees and/or events.
Support MVCAA Back to School Fairs.
Annual CPR/1st Aid training for agencies who support programs for underserved.
Highlight local training opportunities and volunteer needs.
Highlight local agencies at each meeting – Agency Spotlight.
Exposure and Awareness of programs and services in our area.
Recruit new agencies to represent each community in Lafayette County.
Develop Resource Guide.
Develop Community Profile Book.
The HCC of Rural Missouri is always looking for people to promote our mission. Call 660.259.2440 for more information.