Better Together: Moving Towards a Healthier Community
The Better Together initiative is a multi-agency collaboration in Lebanon County. Over 60 agencies in the county are working together to break down silos and work collaboratively in order to improve the quality of life and create a healthier environment for all citizens. The goal is to live united and continue moving towards a healthier community. The initiative was launched on October 27, 2016 and is facilitated by community member from Penn State PRO Wellness.
In 2021, Better Together Lebanon integrated into the Community Health Council of Lebanon County. This merge will unify the brands under one 501c3 umbrella and consolidate strategic planning efforts. Better Together will remain independently branded as the Steering Committee and Action Teams remain intact.
Better Together initiatives
Making The Connection:
After discovering that many local organizations were addressing community health, but operating independently, local philanthropist and community health advocate, Jeanne Donlevy Arnold, envisioned a collaborative process utilizing networks and partnerships. Working together, these groups could pool resources, focus on priority areas and improve community wellness in her hometown.
With a longstanding history in prevention, Penn State PRO Wellness partnered with Jeanne to realize this vision in Better Together: Lebanon County − an initiative bringing multiple sectors of the community together to improve the health and quality of life for its residents.