Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 18, 2014, 1:54 AM
Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) is a non profit collaborative of community residents, leaders, and organizations with a vision of "Healthy People in a Healthy Antelope Valley" and a mission to serve as a catalyst, build community capacity, enhance community health, wellness, and quality of life in the Antelope Valley. AVPH symbolizes an innovative community effort to improve access to health care services for multicultural, underserved, unprivileged, low-income and uninsured residents, especially those living in rural outlying communities of the Antelope Valley. AVPH has received grant funding valued at $7.5 million in the last seven years and has made significant changes in the following areas: access to health care; community needs assessments; mental health care in schools; dental health for low income children; nutrition and physical activity programs for children and their families; infant mortality issues; women's health education; housing concerns for transitional foster youth; case management services for pregnant women; developed a community resource directory; developed a community based care management consortium for senior citizens; addressed transportation issues; developed and implemented a coordinated comprehensive community network to support at-risk youth and their families; and played a lead role in most local health and health policy issues.