Healthy and Connected People and Places
Helping You Through All Life’s Stages
Our individual and community health are intertwined. Relying on a complex relationship between genetics, personal choices, environment, social supports and opportunities. Emphasis for health is at times focused on our genetics and personal choices in health but research shows that the factors that affect our health outcomes the most are economic and social conditions such as education, employment, income, food, housing, family and social supports, access to transportation and other aspects of living in a community. As we move through our life these conditions effect our health and development in both positive and negative ways.
The ACHN is working to raise awareness of the connections between our health and community. This site is aimed at informing you about our work and connecting you with information and resources to build health in yourself, family and community.