About HOC

The Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County (HOC) was established in February 2011 to form a community partnership that would address the health and safety of our community.  Within a few months of the meeting, the Coalition decided to follow the community health improvement planning model developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) called MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships).  Simply stated, the coalition wanted to assess the communities needs before implementing an improvement plan.

Baseline data in 2012 produced two clear strategic initiatives for the coalition, reduce substance abuse and improve access to physical activity and nutrition.  The Coalition adopted these two strategic initiatives, and in the Fall of 2014 was awarded a Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant.  Data collected in the 2015 community survey (see graphic to left), reinforced the need to focus on substance abuse prevention and improving physical activity/nutrition.  Coalition partners work tirelessly to ensure that initiatives are based on a data-driven need and are evidence based practices.  HOC has developed a strategic plan and reviews it annually.