Interested in Health Equity and Advocacy?
The GCRHN has an exciting opportunity available! We are working to create a Health Equity Advocacy Committee with the primary, long-term goal of changing our local environment and norms to support the best individual and community health possible. Please click here for the member job description and a full summary of the committee.
We would be grateful if you would join us in August to learn more about work that can help support each of your communities and sectors through a collaborative, community-focused process. Our intention is to start small and expand to an optimal level of efficacy.
Please respond with interest, questions and ideas- firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-725-3477.
What: Our community comes together to solve many issues and does it well. We believe creating opportunity for all of our families, friends and neighbors is good for the health of all Grand County residents.
The Grand County Rural Health Network is bringing together community members from health care, public health, education, social services, business, government and other sectors to develop an Advocacy Plan. This will be done by creating a Health Equity Advocacy Committee and collaboratively identifying strategies and actions that support a community dedicated to opportunities for healthy and productive lives.
To achieve this, the first goal is creating a Health Equity Advocacy Committee with people committed to learning about the issues, having dialogue, sharing stories and experiences of members, hearing from communities and generating solutions and acting on those solutions. Collaboratively, the second goal is creating an Advocacy Plan which will have strategies and actions that support a community dedicated to opportunities for healthy and productive lives.
Why: We know that social, cultural, economic and geographic circumstances impact our health in ways that can’t be solely solved in a doctor’s office or by improving our individual behavior. We also know that community solutions are complex. Our desire is to find leaders who are passionate, collaborative, solutions-oriented, dedicated to the community and most importantly committed to an Advocacy Plan. The Advocacy Plan will seek to solve complex social issues, be developed with our leaders and communities and seek to improve the health of all of our families, friends and neighbors in Grand Counties.
Who: Community members and representative agencies who are affected by the issue of health equity and health equity advocacy.
When: First meeting to be held August 18 or 19 during business hours. Subsequent meetings will be held based on committee member availability.