Partnering to Make a Difference


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CHA Barbara Hodnett with Mr. Clint Free from Trinity Family Ministries

Recently, the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) formed a partnership with Trinity Family Ministries to provide health education services during the organization’s annual Fall Festival and Health Fair. Through the partnership, Community Health Advocates (CHA) will teach participating youth about container gardening as a way to improve nutrition.


The partnership idea originated with a suggestion from Mr. John Jones, a member of the Sentinel Surveillance project Community Advisory Board. Through that connection, Dr. Martha Arrieta and Ms. Candis Patterson from the  CHC met with Mr. Clint Free, Coordinator of Community Development with Trinity Family Ministries to discuss ways in which the two organizations could partner. The result was CHA participation in the November 18th health fair. To learn more about the event, download the Fall Festival and Health Fair flyer.