The Health Impact Team forms a ready-to-go network of organizations and Valley Leadership alumni with shared interests. The Impact Team provides a space for difficult conversations, mobilization, and collaboration in order to tackle the issues and opportunities in the health sector. Work will include short- and long-term goals, heavy lifts and easy wins, and guided with advice from our Impact Council.
The Health Impact Team is composed of members of the Valley Leadership network, partner organizations and other key stakeholders who come together to identify solutions, set goals and develop action plans through a facilitated process.
The community, Valley Leadership alumni, and partners will help decide and frame the health issues we’ll tackle through structured criteria.
The ongoing work of the Health Impact Team will be geared to achieving near and long-term goals through regular touch points facilitated by a volunteer Impact Team lead and managed by Valley Leadership staff.
The Health Impact Team To Do List
Initial work for the Health Impact Team includes:
Food and nutrition: Improve food access, food security and food system networks for vulnerable populations.
Opioids: Reduce the stigma that contributes to Arizona’s Opioid Crisis
Future work will include affordable housing, transportation, social isolation and more.
Measuring Our Progress
All Impact Teams, including the Health Impact Team, will measure progress with leading and lagging indicators and work towards big picture outcomes.
Food and Nutrition Indicators:
Increase in effective public policy that supports food access, food security and the development of food system networks for vulnerable populations.
Increase in individuals who are accessing healthy food and who are food secure in South Phoenix.
Increase the scale of culturally relevant education and outreach strategies.
Reduction in opioid stigma as evidenced by:
Increase in number of workplaces with supportive culture and employment policies.
Increase in awareness and understanding of the opioid crisis among key target audiences (business leaders, policymakers, etc.).