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The Healthy Mendocino initiative was launched in 2011 by the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Advisory Board, which established the Healthy Mendocino Steering Committee as the governing body. Under their leadership, a coalition of 20 funding partners came together to create and fund Healthy Mendocino, which launched in January 2013. The site is developed and maintained by the Healthy Communities Institute in Berkeley, CA.  Funding partners for 2014 are listed below.
 
All banner photos by Jendi Coursey, Indigo Studios.

Our Funding Partners:

Alliance for Rural Community Health (ARCH) is a collaboration of eight community health centers in Mendocino and Lake Counties. We are a unified voice for community and rural health, strengthening and supporting our members in providing access to quality health care to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. To find out more please access our website at: www.ruralcommunityhealth.org/
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County works with families and individuals to build endowment funds that support a wide spectrum of community-based projects and scholarships. It tailors giving approaches to match the unique circumstances of each donor and provides an effective and trusted way for people to “give back” locally. To learn more, please visit:  www.communityfound.org
FIRST 5 Mendocino is dedicated to making sure all children ages 0-5 are happy, healthy, and ready to learn. With this in mind, FIRST 5 Mendocino focuses on 5 areas of concentration: healthy children, knowledgeable nurturing parents, children ready to learn, quality child care and knowledgeable nurturing community. For more information, please visit: 

For more information about Howard Memorial Hospital, please visit: www.howardhospital.org
The vision of the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is: Healthy People, Healthy Communities.  The Agency’s mission is: “In partnership with the community, the Health and Human Services Agency will support and empower families and individuals to live healthy, safe and sustainable lives in health environments, through advocacy, services and policy development.” The Health and Human Services Agency consists of all Social Services, Public Health and Behavioral Health and Recovery programs, including Environmental Health, Animal Care Services, Veteran Services, Work Force Investment Act, Public Guardian and Public Authority. The Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency has a budget of $110,000,000 and 438 employees.  The current HHSA Director is Stacey Cryer. For more information, please visit:
The Mendocino County Office of Education is a public agency whose primary purpose is to provide educational leadership, resources and services to schools to ensure wide-ranging educational opportunities for all students. This mission is accomplished through cooperative efforts with teachers, school districts, families, and communities; through direct instructional programs and administrative services; and through coordination with the California Department of Education and other agencies.
Mendo Lake Credit Union (MLCU) is a full-service financial institution serving 18,000 members in the communities of Lake and  Mendocino Counties.  At MLCU, we believe that financial health is a key part of overall individual health, and we proudly support organizations and programs that promote a healthy community. For more information, please visit:
          
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. is a Community Action Agency that develops and provides services that strengthen our community.  Their programs include: Mendocino County Community Action, Lake County Community Action, Community Gardens, Foster Grandparents Program, Head Start Child Development Program, Leadership Mendocino, Redwood Caregiver Resource Center, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, Rural Communities Child Care, and HandsOn Network of Lake & Mendocino Counties. For further information, please visit: www.ncoinc.org

Ukiah Valley Medical Center (UVMC) is a 78-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ukiah, the county seat of Mendocino County. As the largest and most comprehensive healthcare facility in the county, UVMC offers a complete range of health care services for the communities we serve. Our emergency department operates with a physician on duty 24-hours a day and is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center. Each year, UVMC treats more than 25,000 patients in its emergency room, performs more than 5,000 surgical procedures in its hospital based and ambulatory surgery center, delivers nearly 850 babies, and performs more than 43,000 radiology tests. For more information, please visit: www.uvmc.org

United Way of the Wine Country exists to advance the common good in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family and good health. We mobilize the caring power of our communities to address underlying problems, improve lives, and build a healthy, vibrant community. For more information, please visit: www.unitedwaywinecountry.org