HCC Meeting Locations & Speakers Oct-March

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties (HCC) meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9am in various locations in Storey and Lyon counties. Following are locations, dates and guest speakers for our October 2019-January 2020 public breakfast meetings.

HCC’s October 2019 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 public breakfast meeting will be in Yerington at the Boys & Girls Club main gym on Thurs Nov 14 at 9am, with guest speaker Serena Evans, Policy Specialist with the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The organization provides statewide advocacy, education and support of the front-line organizations that help those impacted by domestic and sexual violence. They support Nevada’s direct-service organizations that help serve victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families. We’ll also hear from Healthy Communities’ Alisha Moss and Michelle Eriksen who will tell us what they learned this summer at the Opioid Response Summit in Las Vegas hosted by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Michelle will also give an overview of the Healthy Communities’ Yerington Food Pantry, which she manages, and she’ll explain her role as Healthy Communities’ Resource Coordinator serving Yerington students and families. And… immediately after the meeting at around 11am, BGC is offering a tour of their beautiful new Teen Center.

HCC’s December 2019 meeting will be in Silver Springs at the Community Center. Thursday December 12th at 9am. Guest speakers will be from Veterans Resource Centers of America. They’ll describe resources available from the community-based nonprofit which focuses on the overall wellness and reintegration of military veterans from all eras. The primary focus is on housing assistance, behavioral health treatment, and case management, with a holistic approach to addressing the individual needs of each veteran.

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 on Thursday, Feb. 13th at 9am. Our guest speaker will be from the U.S. Census’ Community Partnership and Engagement Program. Kim Burgess, Partnership Specialist, will provide an overview of the 2020 Census, which is coming soon (April 1, 2020) and will discuss the importance of a complete and accurate count for the community. The goal of the Decennial Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. The data from the Decennial Census is crucial for determining the allocation of $675 billion in federal funds as well as reapportionment

HCC’s March 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.

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.

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