Task Forces & Initiatives

Task Forces

Healthy Adams County maintains many task forces, coalitions and committees under its umbrella that address the priority health and human service needs in our community. Many of the groups were formed as a direct result of needs identified through Community Health Needs Assessments that have occurred almost every three years in our county since 1996.

Adams County Women’s Cancer Coalition

Contact:

Toni Fitzgerald
717-339-2657
tfitzgerald@wellspan.org

Mission:

The mission of the Adams County Women’s Cancer Coalition is to provide education and increase access to screening and treatment for female cancers.

Adams County Food Policy Council

Contact:

Kathy Gaskin
717-337-4137
kgaskin@wellspan.org

Mission:

In the interest of health and sustainability, The Adams County Food Policy Council promotes the integration of the individual, community, the economy, and the environment. We engage with businesses, institutions, social service agencies, community members, the agricultural sector, and government to develop food policy and take action.

To view the Adams County Local Foods Resource Guide and other information about the Adams County Food Policy Council please visit https://www.adamsfoodpolicy.org/.

Behavioral Health Task Force & Suicide Prevention Sub-Committee

Contact:

Julie Falk
juliafalkphd@gmail.com

Mission:

The mission of the Behavioral Health Task Force of Adams County is to encourage an environment, which promotes the improvement of mental and behavioral health and quality of life through a community lead process.

Click here to view the Adams County Mental and Behavioral Health Providers resource guide

Click here to view the Adams County Mental and Behavioral Health Providers: Children and Youth resource guide

Children's Health & Nutrition Task Force

Contact:

Rayna Cooper
rdrakcip@gmail.com

Etta Saltos
ettanick@msn.com

Mission:

Support environmental change to positively impact children’s health and nutritional status in Adams County through providing advocacy, education and resources.

Domestic Violence Task Force

Contact:

Jamie Bonser
717-637-2125
jbonser@ywcahanover.org

Wade Lauer
wlauer@adamscounty.us

Mission:

To reduce the incidence of Domestic Violence in Adams County by raising awareness, educating the public, prevention, and collaboration.

End of Life Committee

Contact:

Martha Wolf
marthawolf@centurylink.net

Linda Thompson
717-334-9296
lthomp@acofa.org

Mission:

Help the Adams County community prepare through life for end of life.

Click here to view the End of Life Care Information & Resource Booklet

Health Literacy Task Force

Contact:

Lisa McDannell
717-338-3232
lmcdannell@wellspan.org

Kathy Gaskin
717-337-4137
kgaskin@wellspan.org

Mission:

Incorporate health literacy in all health management systems to improve health services, raise public awareness about the importance of health literacy and empower patients to be active in their health care.

Latino Services Task Force

Contact:

Yeimi Gagliardi
717-337-4264, ext. 6
ygagliardi@wellspan.org

Mission:

The Latino Services Task Force of Adams County is a community forum for addressing problems affecting the health and quality of life of the Latino Community.

Physical Fitness Task Force

Contact:

Betsy Meyer
ejmeyer99@hotmail.com

Mission:

To mobilize and lead a united effort to improve the health of individuals in Adams County through increased physical activity.

Walking Routes of Adams County

Click here to view the Adams County Walking Routes listing developed by the Task Force 

Other Initiatives

Community Wellness Connections (CWC)

Community Wellness Connections is a volunteer partnership between community organizations in Adams County, Pennsylvania, that are committed to health and wellness focusing on mind, body, spirit and community.

To learn more about Community Wellness Connections please visit www.adamswellness.org.