Through the advocacy of a small group of CBOs, the New York State Department of Health awarded three one-year grants to conduct community strategic planning statewide in three regions of the state to support CBO participation in DSRIP and beyond. This led to the formation of Hudson Valley Collective for Community Wellness, Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE), Health Equity Alliance of Long Island, and the Rest of State CBO Planning Grant awarded to Healthy Community Alliance. Each Consortium is comprised of locally rooted, diverse CBOs poised to fill the divide between clinical systems and community needs. The Hudson Valley Collective for Community Wellness (HVCCW) is a diverse group of community based organizations united to address the social determinants of health through capacity building and collective action. With more than thirty member organizations serving seven Hudson Valley counties (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, and Ulster) we embrace a Collective Impact Framework that aligns efforts and supports using a common agenda to solve specific social challenges.
Our governance structure encompasses a Steering Committee, four workgroups (Advocacy, Capacity Building, Data and Evaluation and Information Technology and Communications), and the general membership.
The steering committee is a small subset of cross sector community partners providing strategic direction and providing active support to put the vision and mission of the Collective into action. Two backbone organizations, the Hudson Valley HUB, manage the Collective’s day-to-day operations. Maternal Infant Services Network, Mid-Hudson HUB Co-leader and Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network, Lower-Hudson Co-leader.
Our four working groups use their individual and collective expertise to focus on domain-specific goals to advance the Collective’s mission.
Advocacy Workgroup: identifies how to be stronger and more visible together as an advocacy platform.
Capacity Building Workgroup: focuses on what is necessary to put models, best practices, and tools in place and advocates for more members based on gaps in the Collective and addressing the SDH.
Data and Evaluation Workgroup: uses data to establish and measure the success of the Collective and make the work concrete.
Information Technology and Communications Workgroup: identifies ways to drive portal utilization and communication between members internally and with the public.
We need YOU to help build our consortium!
Your organization provides the deeply community-connected, social services that have a large impact on health.
Employment Food Insecurity Housing Instability Poverty
Early Childhood Education & Development Enrollment in Higher Education High School Graduation Language and Literacy
Health and Health Care
Access to Health Care Access to Primary Care Health Literacy
Social and Community Context
Civic Participation Discrimination Incarceration Social Cohesion
Neighborhood & Environment
Substandard housing, physical barriers, structural inadequacies
Regional Resource Sharing
Conferences and Events
Expert and Peer-led Training and TA
Organizing Locally for Collective Action
Connecting with Our Delivery System Leadership
Designing a Strategy that Works for CBOs and Meets Population Needs
What’s In It for My Organization?
Improve community health
Be a leader in this movement
Connect to new funding streams
Create a system for improved community level and system-wide collaboration on health and SDOH
Training and Technical Assistance for strategy and growth:
Population Health: Service Planning to Address Local Needs
Data Collection: Moving from Outputs to Outcomes
IT Strategies for Purchasing, Using, and Maximizing Information Technology
Financing CBO Services
AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
HVCCW is a diverse group of community based organizations united to address the social determinants of health through capacity building and collective action.
Hudson Valley Collective for Community Wellness
C/O Maternal Infant Services Network
10 Little Britain, Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 561-3575
E-mail: [email protected]