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, MARCH 26, 2019 - 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.
COMMUNITY-CENTERED ACTION TO PREVENT VIOLENCE
Convening community organizations and individuals to make connections... for peaceful communities
Our convening on November 16th was a great success thanks to all the participants, speakers, sponsors, and supporters!
Friday, November 16, 2018
Albuquerque Convention Center/West Wing
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Violence in our community takes many forms and is a major concern for everyone today.
It’s time for organizations and individuals concerned about and/or working on various aspects of violence to come together and connect the causes and consequences of all forms of violence – from child abuse to intimate partner violence to gun violence.
Together we can find solutions that address violence as a public health issue.
Background on the 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 formed to work on the convening that was held on Friday, November 16th at the Albuquerque Convention Center to kick off this initiative. Groups will be forming in early 2019 to work on action planning - contact information will be posted soon!
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.
More information on the