History of the Alliance

The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities formed as an extension of the successful Coalition of Healthy Communities (CHC) network. CHC was founded in 1993 by four local coalition groups seeking to strengthen their existing collaboration through the creation of an umbrella organization. In 2003, CHC members, with the support of Oakland County’s Office of Substance Abuse Services, launched the Alliance of Coalition for Healthy Communities (The Alliance) to begin the next phase in Oakland Prevention.
Today, the Alliance has grown to include 21+ community prevention coalitions serving fifty-five+ local communities and provides Shatter the Stigma: Family & Recovery Support and education groups for anyone affected by addiction.  Alliance Brochure

Together we can!

Vision: The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities will be nationally-recognized as a leader of best practices in collaboration on substance abuse prevention initiatives that create and sustain healthy communities.


Core Values: As stewards of community trust, the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities believes in: Collaboration. Prevention. Results

Mission: Through substance abuse prevention, mental and physical wellness, and recovery support programs, the Alliance connects, strengthens, and mobilizes strategic partners to promote healthier communities.

The Alliance’s Strategic Plan, 2019-2021 is focused on the following key objectives:
Link to 2019-2021 Strategic Plan Top Level

The Alliance implements continuous improvement practices that result in accountability, transparency, cost-effectiveness, and operational efficiency.

The Alliance develops, facilitates, and collaborates on high-quality programs and services designed to inform, educate, and facilitate the eradication of substance abuse.

In order to support operational growth and development, the Alliance maintains a
balanced budget and actively seeks and secures alternative funding options.

The Alliance promotes a collaborative culture that actively engages our networks and advances priorities representing collective vision and values.

The Alliance continually seeks opportunities to establish mutually-beneficial relationships with individuals, institutions, organizations, and associations committed to collaboration and realizing the organization’s priorities.

As trusted stewards of the organization, the Alliance board of directors actively engages
in strategies designed to achieve priorities and realize the organization’s vision.

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