Healthy Communities Meets March 10th

Lyon and Storey Counties, Nevada – During this month’s public meeting of the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, a Medicaid representative will be available for a conversation about the potential shift from fee for service to managed care in rural Nevada. The public is invited to attend the breakfast meeting on Thursday, March 10th at 9am at the Silver Springs Community Center.

Coalition director Christy McGill explains that “This shift could involve significant impacts for rural residents and providers.”

Additional topics of regional importance will also be discussed during the meeting.

Using multi-sector strategies and collaborative planning, the Coalition promotes a Healthy Food Hub and a Health and Wellness Hub.

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Coalition meetings include updates on some of the Healthy Food Hub components such as school and community gardens and hoop houses; the year-round Jackrabbit Junction indoor farmers’ market; the Dayton and Silver Stage Food Pantries; school salad bars with local produce; student garden clubs; Community Roots garden center and summer farmers’ markets; etc.

The meeting will also include updates on some of the Health and Wellness Hub components such as Direct Service Providers and Core Management Team meetings (Health and Wellness Hub Leaders); the Behavioral Health Task Force; school Dental Days with dental teams and community health nurses; Signs of Suicide (S.O.S.) training in schools; weekly Weight Loss Support Group meetings; monthly free healthy cooking classes; exercise classes; Stand Tall teen leadership teams; School Resource Coordinators; Community Health Advocates; Project Success; Lion’s Club vision screenings; Carson Health and Human Services’ flu shots etc at food pantries etc; expanding tele-health services; expanded early intervention services for children; Nevada Families First home visiting for Storey/Lyon families with infants; arts and culture events; etc.

What Is Healthy Communities Coalition? The Coalition is a collaboration of dozens of local, state, federal and tribal group partners, plus hundreds of community volunteers, all working together on a common goal to promote well-being for all in the Lyon/Storey region. The Coalition promotes citizen-centered positive change by stimulating active citizenship, by strengthening resident-led organizations, and by practicing the belief that each and every person has a unique and important gift to offer.

Coalition Meets Monthly: The Coalition hosts public meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 9am, usually at the Silver Springs Community Center.

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