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Residents can learn about current community initiatives on the new Healthy Mesa County website. It’s a way for Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) to showcase the exciting work underway with our partners to improve the overall health of the community.
“We have over 50 partners we work with on different initiatives to address concerns in Mesa County. Our collaborative approach helps us find solutions that make sense for our community,” said Heidi Dragoo, the Research and Planning Program Manager.
The Healthy Mesa County website started as a community wellness initiative in 2013. The site underwent a complete rehaul to better reflect the work that is underway.
The five main focus areas on the website include:
- Community Transformation
- Spanish Advisory Group
- Suicide Prevention
- Substance Use Prevention
For example, Community Transformation highlights community and resident leaders developing solutions that lead to connection and a sense of community in Clifton.
Click here to explore the new website and learn more about each focus area.
These priorities have been identified through the Community Health Needs Assessment. It is conducted every three years in partnership with local hospitals to understand the health status of the community. The data provided from the assessment reveals the strengths of the community, as well as opportunities to build on resources to make residents, businesses, schools, and neighborhoods more resilient.
“Our ultimate goal is to give every Mesa County resident the opportunity to thrive. This information helps us identify areas of action so we can work together with our partners to strengthen those foundations in the community. We want people to have the opportunity to make choices that lead to a better quality of life,” said Dragoo.
Residents are encouraged to visit the new, user-friendly website to learn more about current initiatives and become involved. The website also features an events calendar, which will be updated regularly.