Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Meets Thursday January 10

Healthy Communities Coalition’s January breakfast meeting includes a discussion and request for input on the Coalition’s updated Comprehensive Community Prevention Plan with the Storey and Lyon regions. The public meeting is on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 9am at the Silver Springs Community Center, 2945 Fort Churchill Street (in the Lahontan Room, on the left side of the building that also houses the Senior Center).

Cortney Bloomer, Food Security Manager for Healthy Communities, will lead a discussion and ask for input on the Coalition’s efforts to update its Comprehensive Community Prevention Plan. The previous Plan can be found online at this link:

Click to access 2016-2018-comm-prev-plan.pdf

What Is the Coalition? Whether its organic school gardens, free dental clinics, tobacco and opioid use prevention, science and arts education, job skills training, or suicide prevention, Healthy Communities takes a multi-faceted approach to promoting opportunities for health and wellness with a prevention first approach. Healthy Communities is composed of dozens of local, state, federal and tribal group partners; hundreds of community volunteers; a board of directors and staff, all working together on a common mission to strengthen communities in the Lyon and Storey regions by increasing access to 1)health care; 2) affordable, locally grown food; and 3) sustainable community development opportunities that serve the common good and build local assets and self-reliance.

collective impact wheel

Healthy Communities’ February 14th meeting will include speakers from both Safe Embrace and JOIN, Inc.

Safe Embrace: One of the Coalition’s February guest speakers will be John Malcolm, Outreach and Prevention Education Specialist with Safe Embrace. The Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes as Leaders program facilitates the unique connections that community leaders have on youth by providing them the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among youth and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault. The curriculum consists of a series of trainings that illustrate ways to model respect and promote healthy relationships. These programs cover personal responsibility, insulting language, disrespectful behavior towards women and girls, digital disrespect, consent, bragging about sexual reputation, aggression, relationship abuse, communicating boundaries, promoting equality, rumor spreading, relationship abuse, and healthy relationships, self- image, supporting other students, and challenging harmful gender stereotypes.

JOIN, Inc: In addition, in February RJ Ramirez, JOIN, Inc’s Carson City Regional Manager, will describe some of the very helpful services for job seekers and employers that JOIN, Inc offers.

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