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Committees & Task Forces

Let us know if you want to get involved! Please contact us for more information on the work of the committees and task forces listed below.

Access & Empowerment Standing Committee
Chair:  Sherry Welsh, Central PA Transportation Authority
This committee identifies needs, conducts research and seeks solutions to address issues related to health care access, health insurance and related challenges.

Advocacy & Public Policy
Chair:  New Committee; chair TBD
This committee identifies community health opportunities; educates lawmakers, community leaders and others; and engages stakeholders to take action and advocate for progress. 

Alliance for Low Income Personal Care Home Advancement (ALPHA)
Convener:  Dianna Benaknin
ALPHA is a major initiative of the coalition.  The initiative is public-private partnership with a cross-section of housing, health and human services stakeholders created to identify and implement sustainable solutions for the ALPHA homes.  These are licensed homes that provide housing for York County residents with low income who can no longer live alone.   

Community Engagement Standing Committee
Chair: Suzanne Becker, York Traditions Bank
This committee assists with communications, event planning and strategic relationship building.

Prevention & Wellness Standing Committee
Chair: Robert Fawcett, MD
This committee oversees the York County Walks initiative, which is working to promote walking and improve walkability of our communities.

Your Life – Your Wishes Task Force
Chair: Christine Harrop-Stein, York College of PA 
The task force conducts educational sessions to help residents understand advance care options, encourage family conversations and the sharing of advance directives. Coalition volunteers are available to assist residents with advance directive documents.