PHC HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
- At PHC, we believe that a healthy mind, body, and spirit are the result of good health care, nutrition, and education. Targeting one person and one family at a time will enhance value of the community and local economy. PHC derives its mission from the National Prevention Strategy, which encourages partnerships among philanthropic organizations, business, industry, and governmental bodies to help improve the health of everyday Americans.
- Our approach is to maximize the value of volunteerism and philanthropy for the community by using experienced active and retired professionals whose personal lives and organizations will be enhanced by their participation (e.g. health care systems, businesses, religious organizations, universities, high schools, corporations, foundations, and governments). Among the guiding fundamental doctrines are to have representation from all segments of the community for both leadership and volunteerism.
- The initial goal of PHC is to establish a model for improving community health and vitality. Each of the projects will have metrics that represent measurements to define success, and proper stewardship of the monies. Once the model is shown to be effective it should be able to be replicated in any community with comparable needs.
NORTHWEST ACTIVITIES CENTER
Why Northwest Detroit?
- The first location to be targeted is northwest Detroit; a stable proud community with good schools including K-12, colleges, and universities; an excellent hospital; relative safety/security; low cost housing; and a sorely underutilized and underfunded city owned facility, the Northwest Activities Center.
- PHC is partnering with the Northwest Activities Center, its administration, and leadership in order to accomplish our goals.
- The Northwestern Detroit area’s per-capita income is at $22,495, with 23% of the population living in poverty, and a quarter of the population 18years or younger. With the help of our partners and other non-profit organizations, we can revitalize Northwest Detroit and the people who call it home.