LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (May 28, 2019) – Health is an enabling factor for everything we do. When we are well, personally, we are positioned to make our best contributions, and the whole community benefits. Further, there are things that we can do, as individuals, that improve the chances that those in our communities will have positive health outcomes.
The Lake County Board of Supervisors and County of Lake Health Services Department are committed to promoting the well-being and economic resilience of every Lake County resident. The County’s Public Health Division supports this Vision, in part, through the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Since late April, members of the Board, County staff, Hope Rising and other partners have been progressing toward the best possible plan by hosting Community Visioning Forums, to engage the public and invite broader collaboration on the topic of Community Health and Wellness.
“So far, hundreds of County residents have attended or viewed one of these Forums on Facebook,” shares Health Services Director, Denise Pomeroy. “We are encouraged that so many have shown an interest in promoting community health, and we have received some really valuable input.”
“We need to hear what challenges people are facing,” continues Pomeroy. “We need the community’s input to identify gaps in local services and systems, and plan the best way forward. Promoting Public Health is a community effort.”
This Thursday, in Kelseyville, is the last of this series of Community Visioning Forums on Health and Wellness. District 5 residents and all others throughout the County who may have missed the meeting in their own District are strongly encouraged to participate:
Health and Wellness Community Visioning Forum
Thursday May 30, 2019, 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, 5340 3rd St., Kelseyville
District 5 Supervisor, Rob Brown, will attend
“We are committed to working with local residents toward a healthier Lake County,” assures Pomeroy, “and there is a lot of work already in progress. The panelists coming together to present these Forums and many others in our community are working every day to improve our outcomes. We need your partnership to further this work, and we need you to contribute to this crucial community conversation.”
Since early 2018, the Board of Supervisors and County staff have been collaborating with County residents surrounding critical priorities through series of Town Hall-style Community Visioning Forums. The community’s priorities are reflected in the County’s Vision 2028 statement, and the Lake County Economic Development Strategy, which was recently adopted by all three local governments. More information on these efforts can be found at http://www.lakecountyca.gov/vision/.