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Van Wert County Health Collaborative

What brings us together?

The Van Wert County Health Collaborative is made up of multi-sector representation and voices of the community partnering to assess and prioritize the health needs of the community, develop and implement a plan of action to address those needs and continuously evaluate impact of the action plan.

Mission: The Van Wert County Health Collaborative is a diverse collaborative working together for a healthy Van Wert County.

Vision: To be a thriving community of health and well-being at home, work and play

Sub-Teams (2017-2019 goals)

  • Access to Care: To increase access to health care services for those with health inequities by eliminating the transportation barrier
  • Live Healthy Van Wert!: To decrease the percent of obese and overweight adults and youth in Van Wert County
  • Behavioral Health Team: to increase access to evidence-based behavioral health services for youth and adults in Van Wert County
  • Overdose Prevention Coalition: The coalition will work as an entity of the Van Wert County Health Collaborative oversee efforts to align and focus activities for overdose prevention for maximum impact. Purpose:
    • To build and sustain a community coalition with a focus on community resources for overdose prevention
    • To be a vehicle for the patient and family voice.
    • To collaborate and encourage efforts of organizations with shared visions.

Partner Agencies      
American Cancer Society
Spirit Transport
Angel Intervention Tri County ADAMHS Board
Board of Van Wert County Commissioners   United Way
City of Van Wert   Van Wert City Parks & Recreation
Van Wert County Residents:
Carey Partin, Angela Wolfrum, Mary Beth Bissell
  Van Wert City Probation
Council on Aging   Van Wert City Schools
Crestview Schools   Van Wert County 911
Families of Addicts Van Wert County Economic Development
Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio   Van Wert County Foundation
Groups Recover Together, LLC.   Van Wert Family Physicians
Home Healthcare Solutions    Van Wert Fire Department 
Jail Ministry   Van Wert Health
Job & Family Services   Van Wert Manor
Lincolnview Schools   Van Wert County Sheriff
Main Street Van Wert   Vantage Career Center
New Beginnings Rehabilitation/US Addiction   Veterans' Services
New Hope Recovery, Hope Chapel Ministry Center   Van Wert Common Pleas
Ohio State Highway Patrol
  Van Wert City Police Department
OSU Extension Office
  Van Wert County General Health District
Probation Office
  Westwood Behavioral Health Center
Salvation Army