• FCH in Fall, 2016
  • FCH Board Members
  • FCH Board Members
  • FCH Board Members
  • FCH Board Members in front of FCH Office
  • FCH Office Building
  • Foundation for Community Health

Foundation for Community Health

  • Prevention
  • Access
  • Collaboration

We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.

What We Do

Medical Education Event 2016

The Foundation for Community Health (FCH) ...

…is dedicated to creating livable healthy communities in our service area.  We work closely with our community stakeholders in employing a range of strategies to solve complex problems that impact health.  As a leader, catalyst and advocate, we endeavor to develop innovative and effective services that focus on access to high quality health-related services and prevention/health promotion activities.

FCH uses and funds a variety of strategies in order to maximize the impact of its work. These strategies include:

  • Bringing people together to foster collaborations in pursuit of comprehensive solutions
  • Improving the capacities of local non-profits and providers
  • Conducting and sharing research
  • Conducting communication activities & campaigns
  • Advocating for public policy change
  • Grantmaking

FCH is particularly interested in addressing the unique aspects involved in delivering healthcare in a rural area and which also emphasize:

  • Prevention and early intervention strategies
  • Increasing Access to quality services
  • Building effective Collaborations

Towns We Serve

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Our interactive map highlights the areas we serve with links to town, county and state sites, our Past Grants section and Census Bureau information.
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Of Interest

Program Profile: Geer Dial-a-Ride Program

The Geer Dial-a-Ride program provides transportation to non-emergency medical appointments, shopping and day-to-day errands for individuals who have no other means of transportation... Learn More

NEWS ARTICLE: Sharon Hospital Will Join NY's HealthQuest, Return To NonProfit

"Sharon Hospital is the central part of our region's healthcare delivery system," said FCH CEO Nancy Heaton. "With this transition back to not-for-profit status, we can once again work closely... Learn More