Madison Community Health Consortium
The Madison Community Health Consortium (MCHC), established in 1989, is a Healthy Carolinians’ partnership that seeks to improve the overall health of Madison County citizens. MCHC networks with community agencies and groups in an on-going process of needs assessment, project development, implementation and evaluation. The consortium has an active membership of individuals, organizations and agencies that meets quarterly. It is led by a coordinator for the consortium and a steering committee that meets monthly.
MCHC was state certified as a Healthy Carolinians’ Task Force in 1993, and was one of the first Healthy Carolinians’ partnerships in North Carolina.
The consortium just completed re-certification in 2008.
Using the 2007 Community Health Assessment, the membership identified priority areas to address and current committees have developed action plans that include:
Community Health Committee-Chronic disease prevention and management
Senior Health Fair Committee-Senior wellness and health promotion
Child Health Committee-Immunizations, school health, childhood obesity, child abuse and neglect; education and prevention activities
Mental Health Committee-Raising community awareness/access to mental health and substance abuse services
Membership in the Madison Community Health Consortium is open to anyone interested in improving the health of the community.
Please contact the health department (828) 649-3531 for more information
To learn more about the statewide program,