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Quincy townhall meeting will address health concerns

Feather Publishing
10/19/2011

Northern Sierra Collaborative Health Network (NSCHN) partners will sponsor a Quincy townhall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Serpilio Hall at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. The public meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. with buffet refreshments to be followed by open discussion about quality of life in Plumas County and community health. The Oct. 26 meeting kicks off a series of townhall meetings to address health and are part of a countywide health assessment and improvement process conducted by the NSCHN.

NSCHN partners include Plumas District Hospital, Seneca Healthcare District, Eastern Plumas Health Care, Greenville Rancheria, Plumas County Public Health Agency and the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. The group has been meeting regularly over the past year with the goal of working collaboratively to improve the health of communities and strengthen the local health care system.

“We’re all excited to get out there to meet with residents, understand their concerns and learn about health improvements they want in their communities,” said Mimi Hall, Plumas County Public Health Agency director. Plumas County is one of 12 demonstration sites, out of 127 total applicants nationwide, to receive a grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials for the community health assessment and improvement plan. Prior to the grant, NSCHN members had already begun planning for a joint health assessment. “We’re the only demonstration site with all nonprofit clinics and hospitals working together and that’s a strong indication of the collaborative’s shared commitment to improving health care for Plumas County,” added Hall.

In addition to refreshments, NSCHN will have child care available during the townhall.  For more information about the meeting, contact Dan Brandes at Plumas District Hospital, 283-2121. For more information on Northern Sierra Collaborative Health Network, email Louise Steenkamp, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, at lsteenkamp@sierrainstitute.us.

 


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