LAKE-GEAUGA RECOVERY CENTERS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN GEAUGA COUNTY HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVE
Melanie Blasko, Pres. & CEO
Alternate: John Keller, Chief Development Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geauga County Health Equity Initiative
Mentor, OH June 10, 2021: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Chagrin Falls Park Community Center, and Geauga Public Health are teaming up to address health disparities related to health equity and tobacco use. In order to help identify meaningful indicators that assist in achieving health equity, our agencies will be co-facilitating the Geauga County Health Equity Initiative.
The goal of this initiative is to develop a 5‐year strategic plan consisting of a detailed work plan and culturally appropriate objectives. This plan will help to improve health equity in relation to tobacco prevention, cessation, and control in Geauga County.
- Working with grassroots and civic organizations whose activities and campaigns advance health equity.
- Raise awareness of the inequity including the issue of tobacco, but also the social or structural factors that influence this.
- Increase participation and engagement among member of the affected population to affect change – activities that increase social action to bring light to the issue (i.e., member of a population and partners hold an event that draws media or community‐wide attention to the issue.
- Health promotion efforts may also include organizational, policy, or environmental changes that facilitate positive health outcomes – not only working to change the behavior but changing the environment to make it easier (i.e., smoke‐free or tobacco‐free policies, POS policies that limit access or accessibility)
To advance this health equity work in Geauga County, we would like to extend an invite to an introductory meeting to learn about our future goals and how you can contribute to this critical work.
When: June 17, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Where: Virtual (Via Zoom)
Please RSVP your attendance by clicking the link provided.
The meeting Zoom Link will be emailed to you, post RSVP.
RSVP LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Geauga_HealthEquity_
If you have any questions or have any problems accessing the Zoom or RSVP Link, please contact Christie Gigliotti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-205-2694
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.
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