After a predetermined timeframe of five years, the Clinton Foundation is proud to have served as an agent for beneficial change in the Coachella Valley, Central Arkansas, Greater Houston, and Northeast Florida regions. The Clinton Foundation is humbled at the impact it has achieved through the deep engagement and collaboration with community partners. We are particularly proud of the network of partners that we have assembled in the past five years – a network that crosses sectors, industries, and issue areas that will serve as the basis of continued collaboration and collective action in the years to come.
Like most of Mississippi, Adams County is a rural county that has many health disparities due to poverty and limited access to healthy foods, physical activity, and quality primary health care. Given these facts, the Clinton Foundation's primary goal is to decrease the prevalence of preventable disease by 2020, including addressing preventable and reversible chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and infant mortality.
Given these facts, the Clinton Foundation works with the community to improve health outcomes. These efforts include:
The Clinton Foundation is providing technical assistance in research and advocacy to the Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition of Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties as they craft a smoke-free policy workplan to create more smoke-free spaces in Adams County.
In partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Historic Natchez Foundation, the Clinton Foundation is engaged in conducting a health impact assessment of adding local Civil Rights sites to the National Register of Historic Places.
View the Adams County Blueprint for Action here.
Our work in the Coachella Valley began in December of 2012, when the Clinton Foundation guided 140 Coachella Valley community leaders in creating the initiative’s first regional Blueprint for Action – a strategic plan outlining 44 steps that were developed to improve local health and wellness. The bold action steps addressed the entirety of the social determinants of health, including Health Behaviors, Clinical Care, Social and Economic Factors, and the Built Environment.
In May of 2013, the Clinton Foundation convened community members and jointly developed a five-year strategy to improve health and wellness in Central Arkansas, known as a Blueprint for Action. Over the last five years, the Clinton Foundation has worked alongside a network of stakeholders to build partnerships of purpose in addressing system gaps and challenges in the areas of health and wellness, education, employment, and workforce development.
In December of 2013, 150 stakeholders from Houston and Harris County were convened by the Clinton Foundation to participate in informing a Blueprint for Action. Following the release of the Blueprint for Action Report, the Clinton Foundation worked mindfully and strategically with local stakeholders within three sectors to help augment systems-level changes aligned with the goals identified within the report. The three sectors of focus for implementation were: Health Care Access and Quality, Healthy Eating and Food Insecurity, and the Built Environment.
Northeast Florida experiences extreme wealth disparities, which are reflected in employment, educational attainment, access to healthy foods, and other important assets for community health. In December of 2013, the Clinton Foundation facilitated a planning session among leaders from the public, private, and social sectors to create a regional Blueprint for Action - a strategic plan outlining 45 steps to improve local health and wellness. The bold action steps addressed the entirety of the social determinants of health, including Health Behaviors, Clinical Care, Social and Economic Factors, and the Built Environment.