Dear Friends and Colleagues:
It is an exciting and pivotal time for the Greater Lowell Health Alliance. Over the past year, we have embarked on a critically important strategic planning process to ensure the Alliance’s growth, relevance, and success well into the future.
This strategic plan focuses largely on creating sustainable funding for community health grants—through which we address unmet healthcare needs and deliver vital funding to frontline organizations—as well as a path for organizational growth and a strong vision for the future to meet the evolving needs of this organization and the community.
As part of that strategic planning, we adopted a new mission statement: “Greater Lowell Health Alliance empowers a strategic coalition of stakeholders to promote and ensure well-being for all.” This mission statement genuinely reflects the work we do every day at the Alliance. We also formalized the core values on which this organization was founded: We are community driven, inclusive and believe in collaboration. We advocate for everyone to have the right to quality healthcare. We are accountable for creating demonstrable impact. We are committed with pride to be part of this hardworking team.
This strategic process underscored and validated the work we do here. Through in-depth conversations with stakeholders and community members, we affirmed the growing public need and demand for our services and the confidence and collaboration of our community partners.
Our success over the past 17 years truly is a result of that community collaboration. We can accomplish what we do only through the dedication and commitment of our Board of Directors, hard-working GLHA task forces, amazing community partners, and outstanding GLHA team under the leadership of Executive Director Kerrie D’Entremont.
Working together, we will continue to grow stronger and continue to fulfill our critical mission to improve the overall health of Greater Lowell’s communities and pursue health equity for all.
Susan West Levine
Chair, GLHA Board of Directors