Population Health strives to address the social determinants of health, create trauma-responsive places and programs, engage community voice to identify, measure, and meet community needs and cultivate excellence in the initiatives that we partner in and lead.
What We Do
Partnering and Leading for Community Health Planning and Improvement
Crater Health District partners with coalitions, non-profit hospitals, foundations, and community organizations to support and lead community health assessment and improvement planning throughout the district.
Educating and Informing to Promote Healthy Behaviors
Crater Health District communication and education efforts are designed to reach populations to improve community health. CHD works to provide critical health education and promotion information on a wide variety of topics, including healthy behaviors, health risks, and emerging health threats.
Preventing and Mitigating the Harm of Chronic Diseases
The CHD Population Health Program supports and leads multi-sector partnerships to prevent chronic diseases and mitigate their impacts by supporting policy, systems, and environmental changes that promote:
- Food security
- Healthy eating
- Active living/active transportation
- Tobacco control/cessation
Crater Health District convenes the Southside Trauma-Informed Community Network, a collective impact initiative supported by community members and public-private partners. We have master trainers in trauma-informed care and work to build capacity throughout the district to implement strategies that promote resilience.
Providing Community Health Outreach and Engagement
Crater Health District strives to honor community requests for health department participation at speaking engagements, trainings, health fairs, forums, and for health-related literature/brochures. Please use the “Request for Outreach” link below to request any of these services. Please note we cannot guarantee all requests due to staff availability and timeliness of request but we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Population Health Manager
Julie Fitzgerald Thacker, M.Ed.