Our Network Statement
Nestled along a rugged coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, our unique community encompasses a diverse group of small towns strung along 60 miles of the isolated Highway 1 corridor. The Mendonoma community is both resilient and vulnerable; most residents are all too familiar with the price that comes along with this treasured seclusion. From expectant mothers traveling over 4 hours round-trip on long, winding roads for prenatal appointments to aging residents forced to leave their homes to be closer to healthcare resources, no person goes untouched by the challenges of maintaining their health and wellbeing here. However, one key quality that sets this community apart is the growing movement toward better access to quality healthcare and the passion and devotion of the people supporting that movement.
Many talented local residents and leaders from our thriving community organizations have dedicated their time and energy to develop the Mendonoma Health Alliance (MHA). MHA works hard to bring existing resources together in an intentional, coordinated effort for the promotion of optimal health and wellness. Our network works to identify what services are missing in order to fill gaps in access to care. MHA prides itself on taking a comprehensive approach: embracing the whole community, convening valuable resources from our partners, and striving to be a “one-stop shop” on the road to changing the overall health of our community. In collaboration with our partners, MHA stays abreast on national trends and evidence-based best practices to develop creative, community-based solutions. Through this shared problem-solving approach, we have what it takes to move mountains to bring our community to the cutting edge of optimal health and wellness. Our unique partnership will lead MHA to our ideal future: a better quality of life for all residents in our community.
Photo by Michael Beattie
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.