April Healthy Communities Meeting Focuses on Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence

Healthy Communities’ April public meeting is on Thursday, April 11 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).

This month, we’ll have a special one-hour presentation on “Domestic Violence & Coordinated Community Response.” Guest speakers from Lyon County Human Services and Community Chest will cover topics such as the cyclical nature of domestic violence (briefly); commonality of domestic violence; and coordinated community response. The emphasis is about the role all stakeholders have in domestic violence response – victim advocates, police, EMT, protection order filings, civil courts, prosecutors, etc.

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.

May 2019 Breakfast Meeting:

Thursday May 9 2019 at 9am: One) Healthy Communities’ Stand Tall youth-led prevention teams will briefly summarize their excellent work on Tobacco 21 policy, and will describe their activity at the legislature this year and in their schools and communities to promote wellness. The teams use proven strategies to support good nutrition, exercise, mental health and to prevent use of tobacco, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Two) George McNally, Attorney with Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN), will describe VARN’s services benefiting rural Nevada.


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