PHC History

The Preventive Health Collaborative (PHC) is a network of more than 100 partners representing over 70 organizations working to create a streamlined preventive health system to improve services and care for children ages birth to five and their families within Maricopa County.

Our Mission

The PHC’s Mission is to improve collaboration and community capacity within the preventive health system for young children and their families.

Our Vision

The Vision of the PHC Movement is to ensure that all children and families are healthy, thriving and set for life.

The PHC began on July 1, 2011 through a partnership between the First Things First (FTF) South Phoenix (and now the Phoenix South) Regional Partnership Council and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health with a common vision of creating an innovative program to address health prevention efforts for children ages birth to five in South Phoenix.

Through the support and continued funding by the United Health Foundation in 2015, the PHC and the Steering Committee were able to expand its scope to all of Maricopa County. The PHC evolved into a collective impact initiative focused on policy and system-level interventions to improve early childhood health outcomes in six key areas:

  • Access to Care
  • Developmental and Mental Health
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Oral Health
  • Prenatal and Newborn Health

The PHC is committed to addressing the social determinants of health as we strive to build a healthier tomorrow, today.