A network of partners dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals in the Purchase Area

Download coalition contact guide: Regional Health Coalition Listing

Community Resource Guide

We are committed to helping our community connect to much needed resources!

Community Calendar

A calendar of events, trainings, and meetings across the Purchase Area.

County ASAP’s

Coalitions focused on Substance Use on the county level.

County Coalitions

Health coalitions focused on the health needs of their respective counties.

CHW Program

A Community Health Worker Program focusing on improved health outcomes for the recently hospitalized.


The Childhood Obesity Prevention Action Team.

Purchase Area Diabetes Coalition

A local coalition promoting diabetes awareness and resources available.

Opioid Taskforce

A regional consortium focused on Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder.

West KY Mental Health Workgroup

A regional coalition addressing Mental Health in the Purchase Area.

Meet Our Partners!

Click to see a list of partners we have worked with in the past!

Download the most current Community Health Assessments

Community Assessments are a necessary part of addressing health on a local level. They let you know what the problem is and why is it happening here.  

Take this year’s community health needs assessment! 

Visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021PublicCommunitySurvey 

Baptist Paducah

2018 Community Health Needs Assessment


2022 Community Health Needs Assessment



Childhood Obesity Prevention Action Team Toolkit 2019, includes regional BMI data for pre-k to 8th , survey results from parents and teachers, and resources for nutrition and physical activity.



2019 Community Health Needs Assessment



Opioid Taskforce

Purchase area 2019 Opioid and Substance Use Needs Assessment including prevention, treatment, and recovery.


Purchase District Health Department

2018 Community Health Needs Assessment includes data book and surveys of residents of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman and McCracken.


PAHC background

In 2011, the Purchase District started down a path to do something about it. Community wide data to better understand health needs was the first priority. Four separate community needs assessments were conducted by different agencies during this time. The United Way’s 10 year Impact Poverty Task Force study had found “health” to be a target issue of concern, the Purchase District Health Department had begun the “Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnership” (MAPP) project, and both large regional hospitals (Baptist Health and Lourdes), under the new IRS requirement performed their Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). These efforts overlapped significantly in our region and especially in McCracken County. 

The Purchase Area Health Connections coalition began in February 2014 with a grant from University of Kentucky’s Center Community and Economic Development Initiative received by the Purchase District Health Department. The coalition began to gather in 2014 and since then has diligently worked to address the social determinants of health in our area. 

Another priority wide-spread community knowledge of resources is constantly being addressed, one way is through the PAHC online Community Resource Guide which debuted in early 2019. A fully searchable database of resources in the Purchase Area which can be edited at any time. The next step on this priority is the development of our new community calendar for both community members and professionals.

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