Washington, DC, February 2, 2020 — Population Health Alliance (PHA), the industry’s only multi-stakeholder professional and trade association solely focused on population health, recently announced that YMCA of the USA (ymca.net) has joined the organization as a member. “The Y” is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other through their presence and partnerships in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation.
Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections across communities nationwide.
“The YMCA has been a pillar for individual advancement and community health since the mid 1800’s. We are honored to have such a long standing and currently relevant driving force in population health join the Population Health Alliance”, said Rose Maljanian Chairman & CEO HealthCAWS and Chairman Emeritus at PHA.
Katie Adamson Vice President, Health Partnerships and Policy at YMCA added the following statement: “The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. We are pleased to join the Population Health Alliance because we see value in building relationships with other organizations committed to helping everyone reach their full health and human potential by advancing evidence-based health interventions tackling chronic diseases, preventing injuries or building healthy community environments that address the multiple social determinants of health.”
The YMCA recently announced a new partnership to expand bikeshare access and equity by providing free, one-year bikeshare memberships for Lyft-operated bikeshare systems.
PHA represents stakeholders from across the health care ecosystem that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability.