Coalition Connections Create Powerful Partnerships
March 2017 – The Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition (OPHCC) conducted an exercise at our February 15 monthly meeting to determine the breadth of value attained from collaborating together between numerous government, health care, non-profit, business and community members. The OPHCC, in existence for 1-1/2 years and now formally a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded under the mission of helping to make the Olympic Peninsula a healthier place to live, learn, work and play through the sharing of ideas, resources and relationships.
Participants at the meeting were polled to learn more about how being a partner with OPHCC had impacted individual partners, and what cross-sector benefits might have been gained from partnering with the Coalition. Though not an exhaustive list, the following represents some of the significant work described at that meeting.
Coalition partners are highlighted in bold.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
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Dr. Monica Dixon, our resident blogger, has a 30 year history of work in the worlds of nutrition, physical activity, and helping to make communities healthier. Though health information abounds on the internet, much of it is ill-founded and not based in the good science that tells us what really works and what doesn't. Dr. M is a Registered Dietitian, Culinary Nutritionist (means you can learn how to actually COOK at home!), and a Health Psychologist.