…is 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 its mission, FCH makes grants, conducts research, provides technical assistance, and supports collaborations and advocacy.


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Oral Health
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The 2013 FCH Medical Education event featured Dr. Diane E. Meier speaking about Palliative Care 2020: Matching Care to Patient and Family Needs. Click on the picture of Dr. Meier to hear her lecture.

FCH receives a Citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly for our 10th Anniversary. Click on the picture to read the Citation:

Click the FM 97.3 logo below to hear Nancy’s interview on WZBG:

FCH receives a Commendation from the Dutchess County Legislature for our 10 year anniversary. Click on the picture to read the Commendation:
Commendation From DC Legislature

Click the Clear Channel Radio Station picture below to hear Nancy and Gertrude’s interview on WRNQ FM 92.1’s Finding Out program:
Clear Channel

Read a 10th Anniversary congratulatory letter from U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal by clicking on his picture below:

FCH provides expertise and program development assistance to develop an educational program that helps our youth work towards a career in the medical field. Click on this photo of our inaugural Scrub Club members to see more pictures and to read a quote from Kathryn Reed, Executive Director of Catskill Hudson AHEC
Scrub Club

FCH helped establish and supports the nursing program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Click on Ms. Carlson’s photo to read her “story”:

The Foundation for Community Health partnered with local health & human service providers to hold the Food Day Festival on October 21 in Amenia, New York. Click on the photo to see more:
Food Day 2012

Click the image below to hear FCH Executive Director, Nancy Heaton, speak about rural health care on Where We Live WNPR CT Public Radio.
Nancy Heaton on Rural Health

Read our latest Annual Report: 2012 Annual Report

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Medical Education Fund Events

Towns Served

Towns Served by The Foundation for Community Health
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