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What is Health Action? Health Action is a process conducted by a team of committed organizations seeking community input to improve health in Jefferson County, Alabama. This collaboration resulted in the book, Our Community Roadmap to Health, containing the issues and goals to be addressed by the local public health partners. What is Health Action?
 
The Jefferson County Health Action Partnership is a coalition of over 60 agencies committed to improving community health. The Health Action Partnership led by JCDH, with strong support from United Way of Central Alabama, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and UAB School of Public Health pursues goals for improving health and quality of life. Read a letter published in The Birmingham News outlining some of the ways the partnership has worked to improve the health of Jefferson County residents.

Public Health Partners

Any agency, group, or citizen who has a stake in the health of the community is a potential partner, including governmental, public, private, non-profit, and voluntary agencies, as well as groups and individuals committed to the delivery of public health services. This is an ongoing process that determines priority community health needs, gathers scarce community resources, and creates action plans to improve the health of the community.
Click here for the Health Partner Directory.
 
The Jefferson County Department of Health was awarded a total of $13.3 million to drive both obesity and tobacco prevention efforts. The award included $7 million to reduce tobacco use and increase prevention and cessation efforts, and $6.3 million to improve nutrition and physical activity with the goal of reducing obesity.
More information on the grants is available here.