MONTHLY HEALTH COUNCIL NETWORKING MEETINGS
The monthly health council networking meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month
from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, September 25, 2018 - 10 am to 12 noon
First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM
FELLOWSHIP HALL (enter through courtyard)
SEE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS & PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
All health council meetings are open to anyone in the community and involve numerous organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and individuals.
The Bernalillo County Community Health Council (BCCHC) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to replace the current ED who is retiring in December 2018. This position is located at our office at 220-A Adams SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
BCCHC is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for all people in Bernalillo County. Health councils in New Mexico serve many functions, such as community health needs assessments, planning for how to address priority issues identified by the community, and convening across sectors and disciplines to serve as a catalyst for development of initiatives and/or programs to meet the identified needs.
BCCHC currently has 7 staff and 2 contractors. We provide staffing for the Opioid Accountability Initiative, a multi-sectoral collective impact strategy to align the activities of government, non-profit, business and community leaders to strengthen the prevention, treatment, harm reduction (through naloxone access) and law enforcement/ criminal justice system responses to the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths in Bernalillo County. We contract as a convener and facilitator for Healthy Here, another collective impact initiative focused on access to healthy foods, promoting safe environments for physical activity, and managing chronic disease. We also contract as convener for Accountable Health Communities, a federally-funded initiative to test the benefit of facilitating access to housing, food, transportation, and other social services to Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries.
This position is open until filled, but for best consideration please apply by September 30, 2018. To apply, send your resume and a detailed cover letter to both Marsha McMurray-Avila at firstname.lastname@example.org and Stefanie Vigil at SVigil@TrueHealthNewMexico.com.
You should apply if:
New initiative starting up for
PREVENTING COMMUNITY VIOLENCE
In our last Community Health Needs Assessment process, the issue of violence and crime came up as a number one concern among community members. Recognizing that all the different forms of violence experienced in our community are connected and often have common root causes, BCCHC has committed to convening organizations and individuals that are working on all the different aspects of violence so that we can formulate strategies for prevention and approaches to making our community safer for everyone. (See CDC and Prevention Institute report on "Connecting the Dots" as background on how different forms of violence are related.)
At our January networking meeting, Dee Ross-Reed presented the results of a study of Violence in Bernalillo County: A Description of the Burden and an Investigation into Best Practices and Current Efforts for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, Homicide, Bullying, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Suicide, and Elder Abuse. A copy of the slides from that presentation are available HERE.
At our February networking meeting, Tracy McDaniel presented on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). That presentation is available HERE.
A planning committee is forming to work on the convening to kick off this initiative. The next meeting will be on Monday, September 10th from 1:30-3:00 pm at the BCCHC offices at 220-A Adams SE. If you are interested in participating in this planning process, please contact Marsha at email@example.com.
Communities Leading Healthy Change
We all want to be healthy, but that can be hard if the right supports are not in place. For example, it can be difficult to eat healthy when it is too expensive to buy fresh and local fruits and vegetables. They may not be sold in one’s neighborhood, or they are not always available in our schools. It can be difficult to be physically active when places like streets, sidewalks and parks are not easy, safe, and enjoyable to use. And it can be difficult to manage a chronic disease, like diabetes, when you are not connected to a system that helps you to do so.
The Bernalillo County Opioid Accountability Initiative is a multi-sectoral collective impact strategy to align the activities of governmental, non-profit, business and community leaders to strengthen the prevention, treatment, harm reduction (through naloxone access) and law enforcement/criminal justice system responses to the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths in Bernalillo County.
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