The Mendonoma Health Alliance (MHA) was formed in 2016 by three northern California health care organizations: Coast Life Support District, Redwood Coast Medical Services, and St. Joseph’s Health System. This integrated rural health network is focused on expanding access to, coordinating, and improving the quality of healthcare services in our coastal community.
Our MISSION is to improve local access to wellness education, prevention services and quality healthcare through creative solutions in collaboration with our community.
Our VISION is optimal health and wellness necessary to promote quality of life for everyone in our community.
The CORE VALUES of MHA include person-focused decisions, integrity, collaboration, excellence, accountability and stewardship. These values guide our actions as we work together to provide healthcare services to our community.
Photo by Michael Beattie
In July 2017, MHA received two grants awarded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, a department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to support efforts to expand access to, and coordination of, health services with a focus on quality improvement of healthcare for all residents living on the Mendonoma coast. HRSA grant funds support key initiatives that drive the strategic planning process, in addition to the implementation of core programs, person-focused services, improving access to local wellness education, and prevention services.
MHA is supported by Micheline Kirby, Executive Director; Janis Sites, Network Coordinator; Heather Regelbrugge, Community Health Worker; Stephanie Chapman, Bi-lingual Community Health Worker; and Joanne Gamble, Community Health Worker.
This website and MHA’s programs are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award through the Rural Health Network Development Program totaling $898,645 and through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program totaling $1 million, over a 3-year period, with 80% funded by HRSA/HHS and 20% percentage funded by non-government source(s), such as the Arlene & Michael Rosen Foundation, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County and tax-deductible contributions from community members. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.