Mission: Cultivate partnerships and deliver quality health care to strengthen rural communities.
HCC Strategic Plan 2017-2020 (PDF 327 KB)
Title VI Policy (PDF 329 KB)
HCC By-Laws (PDF 215 KB)
The focus of the HCC is to develop and implement programs that are responsive to documented health needs of county residents, with specific health status indicators as benchmarks of progress. The HCC implements and support countywide, and in some instance, regional programs that help create access to education, awareness, prevention and treatment services.
HCC’s service area, which covers 78,036 people, consists of 25,344 individuals who live at or below 200 percent FPL. This constitutes approximately 34 percent of its service area. Additionally, one in four households in HCC’s service area have incomes below $25,000. Of the 59,997 people who are 25 years old and over, 9.1 percent have a 9th to 12th grade education – but no diploma. (The population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher is only 16.1 percent.)
Our goals include:
- Monitoring the availability and delivery of health care service
- Ensuring that all residents are informed about available health and wellness services
- Advocating for the individual, care provider and making an institutional commitment to the health of our citizens
- Holding West Central Missouri accountable for its commitment to the health of our citizens
- Providing a unified voice for West Central Missouri that will address health needs with agencies and governmental entities beyond our boundaries
We will meet these goals and objectives through…
the many voices that speak to us regarding their health needs
the right and responsibility of quality health
a systems approach to quality, holistic health care
accessible, equitable and quality health care services
a commitment to health education to improve mind, body and spirit
the promotion of personal and organizational health care achievements
collaborations with those who share our values and goals
a pursuit of constructive change and innovation
HCC is governed by a 10-member executive board of directors and supported by a growing general membership committee. The board is comprised of health care leaders in social services in West Central Missouri including leadership from Pathways, LRHC, LCHD and Care Connection for Aging Services.
The executive board also includes the Lexington 4-Life Center, City of Higginsville Economic Development, and a lawyer who advocates on behalf of migrant farmworkers. Each organization is allowed one voting member.
HCC’s board ensures that HCC is developing and implementing innovative, integrated programs that encourage collaboration, cultural competency and sustainability.