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Improving Community Health, Together

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (May 6, 2019) – There is nothing more fundamental to building a strong community and reimagining what is possible for Lake County than the health and well-being of our loved ones and neighbors.  When each resident has the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and make their best possible contribution, everyone benefits.

That is a Vision worth investing in, and, the County of Lake Health Services Department, the Board of Supervisors, Hope Rising and other community partners are taking meaningful steps forward by presenting Community Visioning Forums to engage the public and invite broader collaboration on the topic of Community Health and Wellness.

This series of Forums began April 22 in Middletown, with Supervisor Moke Simon and others encouraging everyone to do their part, and listening to the community’s ideas and needs.

“Engaging with local residents, and hearing their voices, is one of the best ways to develop understanding surrounding community health and wellness,” notes Health Services Director, Denise Pomeroy.  “We need to hear what challenges people are facing.  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.”

Community members’ input and information presented at these meetings will contribute to the development of a Community Health Improvement Plan.

“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.”

District 2:         Supervisor Bruno Sabatier
Date:                  Tuesday May 14, 2019, 1:00Pm to 3:00PM;
Location:         Highlands Senior Center - 3245 Bowers Ave., Clearlake

District 3:         Supervisor Eddie Crandell
Date:                  Wednesday May 15, 2019, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location:         Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Community Center
                             9470 Main St., Upper Lake

District 4:         Supervisor Tina Scott
Date:                  Thursday May 16, 2019, 6:30PM to 8:00PM;
Location:         Soper-Reese Theater – 275 S. Main St., Lakeport

District 5:         Supervisor Rob Brown
Date:                  Thursday May 30, 2019, 6:30PM to 8:00PM;
Location:         Presbyterian Church – 5340 3rd St., Kelseyville

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/.

 

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