Partners for a Healthier Community, Inc (PHC) was founded by concerned community leaders in Springfield who wanted to have a measurable impact on the health of our city. Over the past twelve years PHC has been a leader in public health policy advocacy, building collaborations and leadership capacity to address various public health issues such as youth development and school health. The key to our work is prioritizing collaborative relationships, testing innovation and believing that our community can be the solution to its own challenges. Current initiatives include mobilizing around strategic health equity areas such as preschool oral health and access to healthy eating and physical activity. Together with our community partners, we continue to build a measurably healthier community.