Access to Healthcare

Healthy Franklin County Access to Healthcare Coalition

Healthy Franklin County Access to Health Care Task Force is composed of key community leaders from the education, health, faith, business, nonprofit, and local government sectors. Our goal is to create and support healthy behaviors and lifestyles through education, awareness, programming, and access to services. These key leaders continue to identify value in identifying and strengthening efforts to address health and health care needs from a collective perspective Priorities identified: Access to Health Care, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Mental Health, Substance Use and Prevention; Early Childhood Education; and Adolescent Health.

Healthy Franklin County Access to Health care task force

Co-led by Keystone Health and Summit Health to address a variety of concerns including access to health care providers and addressing the needs of uninsured and underinsured individuals.

Contact for more information:

Joanne Cochran, Keystone Health at

Daphne Murray, Summit Health at

2018 Meeting minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

2018 Meeting Dates

Keystone Health Center, 11:00 - 12:00

  • January 18th
  • March 19th
  • April 19th
  • May 17th
  • June 21st
  • July 19th
  • August 16th
  • September 20th
  • October 18th
  • November 15th
  • December 20th

Access to Care Task Force - Work Groups

Community Health Workers – The purpose of the workgroup is to research and develop models for promoting the use of Community Health Workers to improve access to health care and coordinate care for patients.

Community Initiatives 

Summit Physician Services and Waynesboro Hospital Paramedic Collaborative. A Summit Foundation grant to improve the quality of life for patients recently discharged from the hospital through monitoring to decrease potential readmissions, conducting home safety checks, and reconciling medications. School Based Health Clinic - Establishment of a school based health clinic at Chambersburg High School. Primary Care Clinicians - Recruitment of primary care clinicians (Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners) and Dentists to Franklin County.