Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9am in various locations in Storey and Lyon. Following are locations, dates and guest speakers for our Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020 public breakfast meetings.
HCC’s October meeting is at the Silver Springs Community Center with guest speakers from both Care Chest and Medicaid (Access to Health Care). Thursday, October 10th at 9am.
HCC’s November 2019 meeting will be in Yerington at the Boys & Girls Club main gym, with guest speaker Serena Evans, Policy Specialist with the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. As an added treat, immediately after the meeting at around 11am, BGC is offering a tour of their beautiful new Teen Center! Thursday November 14th at 9am.
HCC’s December 2019 meeting will be in Silver Springs at the Community Center. Thursday December 12th at 9am. Guest speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Census’ Community Partnership and Engagement Program and from Veterans Resource Centers of America.
HCC will not meet in Jan. 2020 so our members have an opportunity to attend the annual Nevada Human Services award breakfast in Reno. The 31st Annual Human Services Awards will be held in the Capri Grand Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort and Casino on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tickets and more details: https://humanservicesnetwork.org/the-31st-annual-human-services-awards-2/
HCC’s Feb. 2020 meeting will be in Silver Springs at the Community Center. Wendy Madson and Lisa Godenick of HCC will give a one hour presentation on Empowered Health Consciousness, a tool for prevention and creating awareness around how people deal with chronic pain and stress. Thursday, Feb. 13th at 9am.
What Is the Coalition? Whether its organic school gardens, mobile dental clinics, tobacco and opioid use prevention, STEAM activities, 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 comprised 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-based development opportunities that serve the common good and build local assets and self-reliance.