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Health Council Overview

The Grant County Community Health Council is composed of 30 members, each member is an innovated leader in their sector of the community. View the Health Council By-Laws. The Health Council meets quarterly on the third Monday of the month at 3 - 5 p.m. in the Grant County Administration Building's Commissioner Board Room, located at 1400 Hwy 180 East, Silver City, NM. Our upcoming meetings for 2015 are scheduled for: April 20, July 20 and September 21.

As the Health and Wellness Planning Authority for for Grant County, the Health Council uses their combined political clout and extensive network of community contacts to funnel volunteer efforts and grant money to projects the community is in need of most.

The members are appointed by the Grant County Commission. The Health Council meets quarterly. Click here for Health Council minutes.

Health-Council-2013-700w2013 Health Council set the County's Health and Wellness Priorities

Seven Health Council members, including the Chair and Vice Chair, serve on the Steering Committee that meets monthly to review goals, develop agendas and recommendations for the Health Council meetings. Click here to learn more about the Health Council's various committees.

See what the Health Council has been doing in our yearly newsletter: What a Year!

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The GCCHC has championed many causes in the community including:

  • Recieved a Partnership for Success II grant to found the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to address the high rate of alcohol and precritption drug abuse reported by area youth.
  • Administered Community Enhancement Fund to promote our community to bring speakers and trainings that otherwise might not be possible to Grant County. Since 2006, the fund has awarded $400,000 to community partners.
  • Received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for Healthy Kids, Healthy Communitiesto promote policy changes to support healither eating and active living in Grant County.
  • Coordinated Ready, Set, Safe - Grant County!, a community safety fair to promote injury prevention and defensible space sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Continues to coordinate the Red Hot Children's Fiesta, the largest children's development resource fair in southwest New Mexico.
  • Held community forms with public officials on the Ft. Bayard Hospital construction and Historic Fort Bayard.
  • Held Town Halls on methamphetamine use in the community.
  • Brought Corres Caminos, a countywide public transit system, to the area.
  • Envisioned Family Support Centers to provide a place to strengthen family bonds in the county and secured funding for four centers that opened in Bayard, Cliff/Gila, Mimbres, and Silver City.
  • Supported the Career and Technical Education Program offering comprehensive career and technical education degrees to high school students at the Cobre and Silver Consolidated Schools, and Western New Mexico University.
  • Endorsed the New Mexico Health Care Plan, offering health insurance to all New Mexicans.
  • Conceived the idea of a Volunteer Center and brought it to fruitation by locating grant money and creating a Board of Directors for the project that opened its doors this year.
  • Helped support the Medication Assistance Program that assists patients with no-cost or low-cost medications.

Don-Johnson-Tony-Trujillo-Sam-RedfordCouncil members Don Johnson, Tony Trujillo, and Sam Redford at a meeting

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 11:11

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