About

About Healthy Adams County

In 1996, the Adams County Council of Community Services, a not-for-profit forum of health and human service provider agencies, surveyed residents and health providers to compile information on the community’s health status, risk behaviors, and related needs. Galvanized by the findings of the county’s first health needs assessment, a group of concerned citizens – with organization support and funding from Gettysburg Hospital -- established the Adams County Partnership for Community Health. In 2002 the organization’s name changed to Healthy Adams County.

Learn about the current health care needs of Adams County

Click the link below to view the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment.

Please click here to view the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment 

Click the link below to view the 2023 - 2025 WellSpan Health Community Health Improvement Plan.

Please click here to view the 2023 - 2025 WellSpan Health Community Health Improvement Plan

Our Mission and Vision

Healthy Adams County is a collaborative partnership of community members dedicated to continuing assessment, development and promotion of efforts toward improving physical, mental and social well-being.

Healthy Adams County seeks to create a higher quality of life throughout our community by improving physical, mental, and social well-being. Working together for the community’s health, Healthy Adams County has the generous support of more than 300 members serving on a variety of committees and task forces. The members have the opportunity to address a variety of critical quality of life issues.

Partner Agencies

Healthy Adams County partners with many agencies and organizations in Adams County and the surrounding region. Fortunately for us we are able to have working relationships with all of them as we work toward our mission of continuing assessment, development and promotion of efforts toward improving physical, mental and social well-being.

Healthy Adams County Staff

Kathy Gaskin
Executive Director
kgaskin@wellspan.org

Jennifer Gastley
Administrative Assistant
jgastley@wellspan.org

Healthy Adams County Board of Directors

Vicki Huffaker
President - Executive Director
Adams County Office for Aging, Inc.

John Lewis
Vice President - Community Representative

Erin Peddigree
Secretary/Treasurer - Executive Director
Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority

Christopher Bunty
Resource Development & Marketing Director
United Way of Adams County

Dotty Dalphon
Executive Director
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County

Jennifer Eckerson
Administrator of Communications
Adams County Housing Authority/PA Interfaith Community Programs

Robin Fitzpatrick
President
Adams Economic Alliance

Brenda Kempa
Communications Specialist
WellSpan System Communications

Lili Pena
Administrative Assistant
SCCAP, Inc.

Mark Purdy
Community Representative

Jeff Rioux
Director
Gettysburg College Center for Public Service

Michelle Shearer
Director of Residential Services
TrueNorth Wellness Services