About Us




Mission: Cultivate partnerships and deliver quality health care to strengthen rural communities

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.)

Strong Governance

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.

HCC has established both a Network and several Committees to help us reach these goals. Learn how you can work with us. Join us, today!