To better meet the needs of the Franklin and surrounding communities, a public-private partnership will create a community-centered approach to promoting health and health equity.
A multi-faceted approach is critical to advance the traditional notion of health care. We must recognize the importance of community health, academic institutions, job development as well as human services agencies.
These public health stakeholders generate far more success when working as a team, which is exactly what the CHCA envisions for the Franklin Community Health Complex. The Franklin partnership will demonstrate a unique and innovative approach to community health policy and offer best practices in comprehensive community planning and renewal.
The mission for Franklin Community Health Complex is to bring the community an array of programs essential to building community health, not just medical care. Community Health Centers of Arkansas understands the need to be a part of the solution to help eliminate health and social disparities in central Little Rock. We must go beyond doctor’s visits and checkups and have programs that deal with poverty, violence, and socioeconomic inequalities. It is our mission to bring health education and equal healthcare access to the community. This mission will be enhanced through a public-private partnership that will include healthcare practitioners, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and small business owners.
Our major goals for the Franklin Community Health Complex:
Healthcare Access. Establishing the Franklin Community Health Complex as a community partnership that will improve the health of the community as well as the neighborhood by offering comprehensive primary care services, mental, dental, and vision.
Enhancing academic achievement. Through partnering with the Little Rock School District, Franklin will offer vocational training courses for high school students, continuing education courses for healthcare ancillary and clinicians positions, and an after school/weekend education program.
Economic Development. Improving the economic well-being of community members by offering employment.
Community Character. Serving as a meeting location for community stakeholders and community partners to host community meetings, youth programming, recreation, and private events.