Join Our Mission

Advocating for Quality Rural Living

HCC Network has established committees to advocate improvements in Lafayette County and surrounding areas, as it relates to medical, dental, behavioral health, overall health and wellness, and health care workforce recruitment.

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:

Rural Health Initiative
The goal of the Rural Health Initiative is to help promote and expand quality healthcare in rural Missouri.

Social Services
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/First Aid training for agencies who support programs for underserved.
  • Speakers Bureau.
  • Community Calendar.
  • 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.
  • Project Connect.
  • Rural health care workforce recruitment

HCC Network is always looking for people to promote our mission. Call 660.259.2440 for more information.

Our community-based programs include case management, counseling and assessment, health education, transportation, translation services, enrollment assistance, health and social care advocacy initiatives, access to primary care, and health IT.

HCC and its Community Health Centers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. Schedule a visit: 660.259.2440.

After more than a decade and nearly 50 new employees later, it’s safe to say that the Lexington, MO-based HCC Network is a major player in Lafayette County and in rural health care in this region.

The focus of 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.

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