Public Health - Ontario County Health Collaborative
Who We Are
The Ontario County Health Collaborative (OCHC) was formed in 2008 and is composed of representatives from healthcare facilities and community organizations throughout the Finger Lakes. Members meet once a month to explore ways to work together to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Participating agencies include:
- Ontario County Public Health
- Thompson Health
- Finger Lakes Health
- Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic
- Ontario County Youth Bureau
- Geneva Community Health
- Rushville Health Center
- Food Link
- Office for the Aging
- Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
The OCHC vision is to improve the health of Ontario County residents. Its mission is to facilitate opportunities in Ontario County for improving access to health care and to reduce the rate of chronic disease in the community. The Collaborative strives to provide the tools, motivation, and support for Ontario County residents to make healthier choices.
Between 2010 and 2013, members of the collaborative worked together to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). During the next four years the group will particularly address hypertension (high blood pressure) and obesity in our community. To read more about the CHA and CHIP, click here.
What We Are Doing
In 2014, the OCHC developed, tested, and rolled out a healthy restaurant dining initiative called We Choose Health Ontario. This project was launched to address rates of obesity and high blood pressure in Ontario County. For more information, click here.
New Members Welcome
If you live, work, or provide services in Ontario County, consider joining the Ontario County Health Collaborative. At monthly meetings, partners learn about health-related programming throughout the county and work together to address shared concerns and reach common goals. For more information, call Barbara Roszak at 585-396-4343.
Healthier Living in Ontario County
Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or other healthcare concerns? Are you looking for more information or a support group? Click here for a calendar of upcoming events near you.