Health Action Partnerships - United Way of Central Alabama

Health Action Partnerships

Health Action Partnerships

Since 2007, Health Action Partnerships (HAP) have worked through community organizations, neighborhood coalitions and local advocates to support substantial improvement in the health behaviors and outcomes recognized as priority issues by Central Alabama residents.

Our Mission

The Health Action Partnership collaborates to make Central Alabama a healthier place to live, learn, work and play

Our Vision

Central Alabama is a healthy, thriving, and connected community, and is recognized as such statewide and nationally.

Health Action Partnerships

Jefferson County HAP

Currently chaired by Dan Pile, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership is a collaboration of stakeholders seeking to improve community health through policy, systems, and environmental changes. It is anchored by strong community partners: Jefferson County Department of Health, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and the United Way of Central Alabama. Through its collective impact approach, the Health Action Partnership and it’s 100+ partner organizations have taken major steps toward reducing obesity and tobacco use in the county and have helped mobilize local support to drive community change.

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Our current priority areas are:
  • Promoting Physical Well-Being through Healthy Lifestyles
  • Optimizing the Built Environment, Transportation System, and Safety
  • Improving Mental Health
  • Reducing Health Disparities Associated with Race, Ethnicity and Economics
  • Optimizing Health Care Access, Availability and Utilization

Priority Groups for each of these five areas include a wide array of Health Action partners, working together around shared objectives and strategies to improve community health in Jefferson County. A Health Action Partnership Leadership Team works with Priority Groups to shape strategic plans, build collaborations and connect with resources.

Health Action Partnerships

Walker County HAP

Currently chaired by Anne Allen of Walker Baptist Medical Center, the Walker County Health Action Partnership is a coalition of organizations and agencies working together to make Walker County, Alabama a healthier place to live, learn, work, and play. It is anchored by strong community partners: Walker Baptist Medical Center, Walker Area Community Foundation, University of Alabama School of Nursing, and the United Way of Central Alabama. Since it was established in 2013, the Health Action Partnership of Walker County has focused on making the healthy choice the easy choice by building relationships with local community partners.

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Our current priority areas are:
  • Livable Communities
  • Healthy People: Faith-based
  • Healthy People: School-based

Priority Groups for each of these three areas include a wide array of Health Action partners, working together around shared objectives and strategies to improve community health in Walker County. A Health Action Partnership Leadership Team works with Priority Groups to shape strategic plans, build collaborations and connect with resources.

How can I join a Health Action Partnership?

If you are not already a Health Action Partner and would like to learn how to get involved, please send an e-mail to healthaction@uwca.org and staff will get you connected.

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