Alice Yoder is the Director of Community Health at Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from Mt. Saint Mary College and Master’s from Villanova University. In addition to four years as Director of Maternal Child Health at Lancaster General, Alice’s career focus and passion has been on primary prevention, community health improvement, and public health.
She is responsible for conducting Lancaster General Health’s Community Health Assessments as well as oversite for development and implementation of community health improvement plans. She worked with community partners to develop Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center (for children victims of sexual assault), Project Access Lancaster County (voluntary medical care for people who are low income / underinsured), Dental Access Lancaster County (voluntary dental care for people who are low income / underinsured), and Sexual Assault Forensic Examining Program, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and others. In addition, she has been a founding member of coalitions such as the Lancaster Health Improvement Partnership, Lancaster Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Lancaster Refugee Health Coalition, Lighten Up Lancaster County (Obesity) Coalition, Lancaster Immunization Coalition, Lancaster Lead Coalition, Let’s Talk Lancaster (mental health), the Anti-Heroin Task Force, and most recently, the South Central PA Opioid Awareness Coalition.
Alice currently serves on the Governor’s Advisory Board and Health, Governor’s Opioid Subcommittee, PA Health Improvement Plan, Planners4Health PA Task Force, Lancaster City Alliance Building on Strength Implementation Partner, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster Housing Board, Co-Chair Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition, Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee, Lancaster Metropolitan Planning Organization, Lancaster County Planning Commission, PA Prevention Coalition Advisory Group, Hunger-Free Lancaster County Board of Directors, Franklin and Marshall College Ware Institute for Civic Engagement Advisory Board, Lancaster Partnership for Public Health, and the LiveWell Lancaster County Coalition.