What is MCCA? The Monona Community Alliance is a community development process that engages rural communities to make local decisions. MCCA develops ways for rural communities to improve local healthcare systems and improve the health status of area residents. This is a unique process because the solutions are created by local residents who know what will work best for their community. This approach helps diverse groups and individuals seek a common sense of loyalty and identification with health system goals, projects and programs. It builds a shared commitment for the future.
What are the goals of MCCA?
To improve the health status of local residents
To involve as many people as possible in the decision-making process
To expand awareness of the health system's resources and of issues facing healthcare services
To develop new local leadership through training and experience in decision-making
To support the creation of projects and programs to identify common needs
To educate residents about the role healthcare plays in their personal lives
For more information about MCCA, its steering committee, roles, responsibilities and sponsored activities, see the following links:
Monona County Community Alliance Steering Committee
MCCA Steering Committee members: Left to right: Geri Johnson, Onawa; Tim Coyle, Onawa - Co-Chairman; Mahlon Carothers, Mapleton - Chairman; Dr. Jennifer Schenne, Mapleton; Diane Foss, Onawa. Members not present for the photo: Kathy Boehm, Mapleton, Fran Tramp, Blencoe