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Healthy Communities Coalition to meet in Dayton, Virginia City, Silver City

By ThisIsReno


The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey will hold its public meetings in three different communities in August, September and October. In addition to special presentations each month on topics like education, broadband access, food security and positive youth development, other items of regional interest are discussed at Coalition meetings including planning for the March 2013 free health care event MORE for under-insured residents of the Lyon-Storey-Mineral region and information about campaigns and projects to promote wellness, education, the arts, sustainable food systems and workforce development and to prevent violence, suicide, and alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Opportunities to collaborate

Agencies and individuals are invited to attend Healthy Communities’ public monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at various locations to find out more about opportunities to work together on common goals to make the most efficient use of funding for the broadest positive impact in the Lyon, Storey and Mineral regions.

Thursday, Aug. 9, Dayton: Healthy Communities Coalition meets at the Dayton Community Center at 170 Pike Street at 9 a.m. There will be an optional tour afterward of the new Public Computer Center at Dayton Elementary School. In August each year, the Coalition members, partners, board and staff review the successes and challenges of the Coalition’s work in the region over the past year and evaluate strategies for working together to increase opportunities for all residents to learn and to thrive. The group will review the mission, vision and goals of the Coalition and discuss the Coalition’s collaborative leadership agenda. The meeting also includes a chance to view one of the “emerging artists” exhibits at the Dayton Community Center by emerging artists of the region.

Thursday, Sept. 13, Virginia City: Healthy Communities meets in Virginia City at Piper’s Opera House on B Street at 9 a.m. Storey County Schools Superintendent Robert Slaby will provide an overview of successes at Storey County schools. Debbie Erdody, community technology advisor with Connect Nevada, will describe a new program that provides free computers, digital literacy training and reduced internet fees through the Every Community Online program. Connect Nevada works with each of the state’s broadband providers to create detailed maps of broadband coverage, conduct surveys to assess the current state of broadband adoption across Nevada and help communities plan for technology expansion. Connect Nevada is funded by the United States Department of Commerce’s State Broadband Initiative grant program

Thursday, Oct. 11, Silver City: Healthy Communities meets in Silver City at the Silver City School House/Community Center at 385 High Street at 9 a.m. The meeting will include a photo exhibit of Healthy Communities’ Silver City community partners task force youth programs over the past 7 years.

What is Healthy Communities Coalition?

The Coalition is a collaboration of over one hundred local, state, tribal and federal groups and hundreds of community volunteers that work together so that all members of the communities in Lyon, Storey and Mineral have opportunities to thrive. You can find more about the Coalition at www.healthycomm.org.

Volunteer Doing Something You Love

Healthy Communities helps promote and fund things that strengthen communities, including community volunteer task forces, community and school gardens, farmers markets, arts experiences, teen and adult job skills development, graduation coaching and tutoring, services outreach to rural military families and veterans, prevention of violence, suicide, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and increased access to primary and mental health care, nutritious food, etc. If you have time, skills, ideas or resources to share, please contact Healthy Communities Coalition at 246-7550.

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