Community Care Corps
In 2013, North Colorado Health Alliance introduced a Community Care Corps formed of neighborhood-sourced community health workers in Northern Colorado. This workforce would help residents identify and address economic, environmental, and social barriers to health in eight inter-related communities in Weld County.
The NCHA Community Care Corps worked closely with the Make TODAY Count! community health campaign, uniting public and private interests in a synchronized collaborative effort to make Weld County and Northern Colorado the healthiest region in the healthiest state by 2020. The first year’s project (2013-2014) identified eight barriers to health in the neighborhoods and was instrumental in responding to a food-access crisis in downtown Greeley.
In 2015, the Community Care Corps is working with children in ten local schools to improve long-term health outcomes by emphasizing the importance of zero sugar-added beverages and an hour of daily physical activity.
At the same time, the Corps is promoting and supporting the implementation of healthy beverage policies in schools, businesses and organizations.
The NCHA Community Care Corps is supported by a grant from The Colorado Health Foundation.