Building a healthier nation one community at a time: Innovate Collaborate Educate

aka Northwestern Connecticut AHEC, Inc   |   Newtown, CT   |
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EIN: 01-0648561


Health360, formerly known as Northwestern Connecticut AHEC, builds a healthier nation one community at a time. Health360 implements innovative, collaborative educational program across the United States. Health360 works with local stakeholders to implement programs that address issue of national importance.

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Executive Director

Patricia Harrity

Main address

5 Commerce Drive, Unit 42

Newtown, CT 06470 USA

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Formerly known as

Northwestern Connecticut AHEC



Subject area info

Education services


Health care management

Out-patient medical care

Population served info


Young adults

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

This program leverages national service to advance implementation of evidence based mental health programs in diverse communities across the nation. AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 0,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. AmeriCorps’ members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations. The largest initiative is Healthy Minds Alliance (HMA) which is the first AmeriCorps program focused on the mental health crisis in the United States. Healthy Minds Alliance initiative has been strategically expanding programs to strengthen crisis call center workforce capacity in partnership with Vibrant Emotional Health, the federally designated administrator for 988 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) and the CDC. The goal is to expand the health/mental health workforce.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Health Service Corps

Engage youth from under represented backgrounds to health professions by engaging them in education and service learning projects that address pressing community health issues.

Population(s) Served

HEALTHForward is a program that tackles health disparities and the impact of social determinants of health in at risk diverse communities. AmeriCorps members engage a pipeline of high school, collect and health professions students from diverse racial, ethnic backgrounds in programs that prepare them as future health care professionals to address the health disparities with diverse populations.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

AmeriCorps members, trained as Mental Health First Aid Instructors, focus their full-time service year certifying community members in Mental Health First Aid. AmeriCorps members are placed at host sites across the nation to begin or bolster MHFA activities in local communities.

Population(s) Served

Healthy Minds Alliance (HMA) is program that increases the capacity of health partners to address mental health needs in their local communities. HMA partners with universities, school districts, community health centers health care systems, mental health centers and public health departments to host one or more AmeriCorps members whose service builds capacity to address local mental health needs. This program is currently located in more than 29 communities across the nation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The overall mission and purpose of the organization is to improve health equity in our nation's communities through innovative partnership-based initiatives in education, service and leadership development.

We envision communities where all people have equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives.

We strive for Health360 to:
● Be aligned and integrated in all of the work that we do to maximize our impact
● Have strong collaborative partnerships with national, state, local, and community health
agencies in places where we work
● Have an expanded footprint serving more communities with more partners, host sites and
national service members
● Be financially self-sufficient with a wider and more diverse array of funding sources
● Be well-known in the communities in which we work
● Prioritize (re)investment in our agency to ensure sufficient staff and organizational
capacity to fulfill our commitments and continue to grow and innovate
● Become/be viewed as a leader in health and mental health-related national service

The Health360 goals are to:

Goal #1 Strengthen, Align, and Expand Our Current Suite of Programs and Services to Additional Communities Around the Nation

Goal#2 Create an Intentional Relationship Development Strategy to Expand and Deepen our Partnerships

Goal #3 Invest in Our Internal Capacity to Support Our Current Work and Desired Growth

Goal #4 Expand, Diversify, and Develop the Board to Reflect Our Local Roots and National Footprint

Goal #1 Strengthen, Align, and Expand Our Current Suite of Programs and Services to Additional Communities Around the Nation
Strategy 1: Establish a Hub Structure to Expand Healthy Minds Alliance
Strategy 2: Align Our Programs Though Putting Health Equity at the Center of our Work
Strategy 3: Prepare/Explore Potential to Expand HEALTHForward

Goal#2: Create an Intentional Relationship Development Strategy to Expand and Deepen our Partnerships
Strategy 1: Strengthen and Grow our Local and National Partnerships to Deliver and Support Our Programs
Strategy 2: Create a Fund Development Strategy that Includes Corporate Sponsorships, Collaborative Grant Efforts, and the Development of an Individual Donor Base to Diversify Funding Sources
Strategy 3: Develop and implement a marketing plan that introduces the agency’s brand and
builds greater awareness and support for agency activities

Goal #3: Invest in Our Internal Capacity to Support Our Current Work and Desired Growth
Strategy 1: Reposition Health360 as a National Organization
Strategy 2: Strengthen our Infrastructure to Better Deliver and Expand Our Programs
Strategy 3: Re-envision Data Collection and Quality Assurance to Support Agency Learning and Collective Impact

Goal #4: Expand, Diversify, and Develop the Board to Reflect Our Local Roots and National Footprint
Strategy 1: Expand our Board to Broaden our Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Geographic Diversity, and Array of Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
Strategy 2: Develop a Board Structure that Best Supports our Agency
Strategy 3: Enhance Board Member Knowledge in Governance, Philanthropy, Health Equity,
and Other Key Content Areas

Health360 has a seasoned staff and has expanded the leadership team to support the financial growth of the organization with experienced finance and fund development team members. It has developed a regional staff support structure designed to support the scaling of partnerships for the Healthy Minds Alliance projects which are designed to increase the workforce pipeline in mental health services and support the roll out of the 988 suicide prevention line nationwide.

Health360 uses evidenced based practices across its program model to provide education, service learning and leadership based projects in health/mental health. It has a strong history of formal partnerships with colleges/universities, school districts, public health departments, government and health/behavioral health nonprofits to influence health impact with targeted efforts in addressing disparities in health access for marginalized and at-risk populations.

Health360 operates in 70 communities across 29 states with several programs dedicated to reducing health disparities.

In 2022 the organization was awarded a Public Health AmeriCorps grant which is a partnership between AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new grant will promote the development of a new generation of public health leaders and help to meet the mental health needs across the country.

In 2022 Health360, Healthy Minds Alliance program was selected to pilot with Vibrant Emotional Health a program which places HMA members at crisis call lines nationwide in response to the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. This program will place 170 full time AmeriCorps members at crisis call centers to answer calls, text and chats and strategically strengthen call center capacity.

Since 2013 Health360's Healthy Minds Alliance program has placed more than 165 AmeriCorps members to advance implementation of evidenced based mental health programs in diverse communities. More than 62% of the program alumni pursued advanced degrees with 81% of those pursuing degrees focusing on health/mental health programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
Financial documents
2021 Health360 2021 A-133 Single Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13.73 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Health360’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $9,017 -$35,651 $13,334 -$36,557 $243,794
As % of expenses 1.0% -4.1% 1.3% -3.2% 21.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $6,084 -$36,796 $13,098 -$36,793 $243,742
As % of expenses 0.7% -4.2% 1.3% -3.2% 21.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $912,718 $839,427 $1,005,410 $1,097,469 $1,384,398
Total revenue, % change over prior year 15.1% -8.0% 19.8% 9.2% 26.1%
Program services revenue 15.3% 13.9% 14.9% 16.0% 11.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Government grants 84.6% 86.0% 85.0% 84.0% 88.9%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $903,701 $875,078 $992,076 $1,134,026 $1,140,419
Total expenses, % change over prior year 15.4% -3.2% 13.4% 14.3% 0.6%
Personnel 78.7% 83.9% 78.0% 80.7% 86.3%
Professional fees 3.0% 2.9% 2.3% 3.9% 2.9%
Occupancy 1.8% 1.9% 1.7% 1.5% 0.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.5% 11.3% 18.0% 13.9% 10.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $906,634 $876,223 $992,312 $1,134,262 $1,140,471
One month of savings $75,308 $72,923 $82,673 $94,502 $95,035
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $981,942 $949,146 $1,074,985 $1,228,764 $1,235,506

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 3.4 3.8 3.8 4.6 6.1
Months of cash and investments 3.4 3.8 3.8 4.6 6.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.7 4.4 4.0 3.1 5.7
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $256,493 $275,518 $317,006 $435,701 $575,680
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $155,173 $106,708 $126,926 $109,182 $134,151
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $26,759 $26,759 $26,759 $26,759 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 93.1% 97.4% 98.2% 99.1% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 13.8% 21.0% 27.1% 46.9% 25.3%
Unrestricted net assets $356,299 $319,503 $332,601 $295,808 $539,550
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $356,299 $319,503 $332,601 $295,808 $539,550

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Patricia Harrity

Tricia Harrity is the founding Executive Director of Health360, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation established in 1998. Over the past 18 years Tricia has built Health360 into a vibrant community agency with diverse educational programs that improve access to health care for under-served populations.

Tricia possesses a Master's of Science degree from Colorado State University and a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to her work at Health360 Tricia has over ten years experience in project management and accounting at several Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and Champion International.

In 2013, under Tricia's direction, Health360 was awarded AmeriCorps National Direct funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to develop the Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps. The Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps annual engages 20 full‐time AmeriCorps members, serving at community based organizations across the nation. During their service year, AmeriCorps members provide Youth Mental Health First Aid certification classes for a cross section of the population working with youth.

Tricia has presented at the Advancing School Mental Health Conference, the National AHEC Organization Conference and the National Conference on Volunteering and Service and has had articles published in the Journal of the National AHEC Organization on the topics of Mental Health First Aid, service learning and engaging volunteers through social networks. Tricia received the Linkage Award from the Council on Linkages between Academia & Public Health for her work developing the Youth Health Service Corps.

Tricia is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid and annually certifies 175 to 200 Mental Health First Aiders.

Tricia is active in her community and volunteers for several organizations including Special Olympics, Relay for Life, Newtown Soccer Club, Soles for Soles, Merryhill Child Care Center Board of Directors, St. Rose of Lima and Chase Collegiate School Parents' Association.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Daniel Pearson

Educators for Excellence

Term: 2016 - 2023

Joe Gorman

Waterbury Department of Education

Dave Flint


Alex Puzone

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Nana Marfo

VA Medical Center

Arun Narikette

Quinnipiac University

Victoria Bosman

PA Department of Health

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/13/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


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