About GLHA

Our mission:
To sustain a strategic alliance of community organizations that improves the overall health and wellness of those living in the Greater Lowell Region.

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of the Community Health Network Area 10 (GLHA) is comprised of healthcare providers, business leaders, educators, civic and community leaders with a common goal to help the Greater Lowell community identify and address its health and wellness priorities.

We invite you to join with us as we share ideas and solutions to enrich the Greater Lowell community. Utilize and share the community resources that help address unmet health needs. Join a task force that addresses a health need that interests you. Attend or request to be a presenter at one of our network meetings.

Together, we are improving the health of our community and making a positive difference in the lives of those who live, work and visit the Greater Lowell region.

Our History
The Greater Lowell Health Alliance was founded in 2006 through collaboration of the following partner organizations; Lowell General Hospital, Saints Medical Center, UMass Lowell, Middlesex Community College, Lowell Community Health Center, VNA of Greater Lowell, City of Lowell, and Lowell Public Schools.  In 2008, the GLHA merged with the Community Health Network Area 10 (CHNA 10).

A Community Health Network Area (CHNA) is a coalition that is comprised of public, non-profit and private sectors working together to build healthier communities through community-based prevention planning and health promotion. Created in 1992 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the CHNA initiative involves 351 cities and towns in 27 different networks throughout Massachusetts.

Bringing together the Greater Lowell Health Alliance and CHNA has strengthened our ability to work with others to enrich the Greater Lowell community; network and share ideas with people with similar interest in building a healthier Greater Lowell community; gain more knowledge about health-related issues and topics; and increase cultural competency of the services provided in the Greater Lowell community.