Your Health Advocates of Howard County
We’re the Family Services of Association of Howard County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all citizens of our region adopt more healthy lifestyles. We believe it’s the key to a more vital community. That’s why we’re committed to working in partnership with other organizations and individuals to promoting a healthier community.
Our Mission & Goals
At the Minority Health Alliance of Howard County (MHAHC), our ultimate mission is to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities — those disproportionately impacted by life-threatening medical conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. We are dedicated to providing health-related programs and services to all residents of Howard County, with a focus on reaching African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native and Asian populations.
To achieve our mission, we realize that we must dedicate ourselves to reducing health barriers by providing an avenue for minorities to have access to health service, education and awareness of services that are available.
As a result of studies and research on the health issues that primarily impact our community, we have developed and implemented programs that address urgent health issues — from obesity and tobacco prevention to chronic diseases. Our current priorities include also include diabetes and infant mortality.
Our programs, in partnership with numerous community organizations and institutions, have included:
- Community fairs providing health screenings and prostate exams with dozens of vendors
- Prostate screenings in collaboration with the Marion County Health Department
- Collaboration with Project Access to conduct health assessments
- Community Baby Shower to address infant mortality prevention
- IMHC Research Projects focusing on the topics of Health Literacy, Food Study/Black Men, and Health Evaluation
- Dental education through Shining Smiles at F.D. Reese Christian Academy and Kokomo School Corporationafter-school Programs