We are excited to launch the Healthy Chester Coalition website that will serve as a resource for meeting the challenges of improving access and quality of services for the City of Chester’s residents. The coalition was established in March 2012 and represents a joint partnership of the City of Chester and the President’s Strong Cities/Strong Communities (SC2) initiative.
The coalition includes members from healthcare providers such as Crozer-Keystone Health System, ChesPenn Health Services, as well as local physicians and health insurance providers such as Keystone First, Gateway and Coventry Cares (these are not all inclusive). It is a growing collaborative, gradually broadening its membership base to include a cross-sector of community stakeholders. They include more than 120 members with leader representatives from agencies (these are not all inclusive) such as Widener University, City of Chester’s Bureau of Health, Chester Housing Authority, Chester Youth Collaborative, Chester Business Association, Social Security Administration, Head Start Centers, the medical community, the local faith based community, agencies serving seniors, and Chester residents. The coalition recognizes the importance of promoting community collaborations to meet the various challenges faced by the Chester community that include but are not limited to access to health services, housing, economic development, safety and food insecurity.
We look forward to your support and feedback in carrying out the coalition’s mission to promote a healthier Chester community.
Co-Chairs, Healthy Chester Coalition
Joyce Rasin, Ph.D., RN
Ellen Williams, MSA
Crozer-Keystone Health System