The SSCHC Response
When organizations form collaborative networks to focus on health education and promotion efforts, they are more effective. Over the next few years, SSCHC partners will collaborate and coordinate their efforts and leverage resources to provide education and promotion of public health issues in our area. SSCHC partners have chosen two primary areas of focus:
Information and Referral
Strafford County contains a wealth of resources for its residents. Visiting nurses, primary care services, housing assistance, transportation options, resources for families, and crisis support are all examples of services that are available to our community members. This complex network of support services can be difficult to navigate. Organizations that provide information and referral to individuals are a vital resource for individuals struggling to find the services they need to improve their lives.
As a convening organization, the SSCHC regularly brings together community organizations that might not otherwise come into contact. The SSCHC will work to facilitate networking of its members, so that they are more aware of the resources and opportunities that are available to their clients. SSCHC partners will continue to seek out opportunities to improve access to information and referral sources and will update their workplan with new strategies and activities as they arise.
For the most recent report of our activities in this area, please click here.