…is a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish its mission, FCH makes grants, conducts research, provides technical assistance, and supports collaborations and advocacy.


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Click the CT Mirror image to read an article from the CT Mirror regarding foundations helping people sign up for health care.

Click the image to hear CEO, Nancy Heaton speak at the September 25, 2014, CT Commission on Health Equity Roundtable, Health Equity Issues: Legislative Priorities for Connecticut.

Click the logo for information on the Foundation for Community Health’s collaboration with five other organizations to create a health care survey to gather information on the experiences and perspectives of Connecticut residents regarding their health and the health care system. Click here to see a copy of the Press Release announcing this significant and "groundbreaking" survey.


Click on the photo as FCH has received a Citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly for our 10th Anniversary.

Click the FM 97.3 logo at left to hear Nancy’s interview on WZBG.

Commendation From DC Legislature

FCH receives a Commendation from the Dutchess County Legislature for our 10 year anniversary. Click on the picture to read the Commendation

Clear Channel

Click the Clear Channel Radio Station picture to hear Nancy and Gertrude’s interview on WRNQ FM 92.1’s Finding Out program.

Read a 10th Anniversary congratulatory letter from U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal by clicking on his picture.

Scrub Club

FCH provides expertise and program development assistance to develop an educational program that helps our youth work towards a career in the medical field. Click on the photo of our inaugural Scrub Club members to see more pictures and to read a quote from Kathryn Reed, Executive Director of Catskill Hudson AHEC.


FCH helped establish and supports the nursing program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Click on Ms. Carlson’s photo to read her “story”

Food Day 2012

The Foundation for Community Health partnered with local health & human service providers to hold the Food Day Festival on October 21 in Amenia, New York. Click on the photo to see more.

Nancy Heaton on Rural Health

Click the image to hear FCH Executive Director, Nancy Heaton, speak about rural health care on Where We Live WNPR CT Public Radio.

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Towns Served by The Foundation for Community Health
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