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Imagine a healthy Bernalillo County,
where everyone has the ability
 to meet his or her full potential.

 

 

This vision is shared by many within the community. The Bernalillo County Community Health Council serves as a resource and convener for those organizations, institutions and individuals with a passion for improving the health of all Bernalillo County residents. By setting priorities and bringing people together to work toward a shared plan of action, the Health Council provides support to those responsible for creating the conditions needed for health in the neighborhoods where we live, work, learn and play.  


  MONTHLY HEALTH COUNCIL MEETINGS 

Beginning in February 2017, the monthly health council networking meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), 809 Copper NW.

NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - 10 am to 12 noon at MRCOG

All health council meetings are open to anyone in the community and involve numerous organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and individuals.


JOB OPENING FOR BCCHC PROGRAM SPECIALIST FOR PREVENTION

 

The Bernalillo County Community Health Council is hiring a full-time Program Specialist to participate in a dynamic team for planning and implementing prevention activities of our Bernalillo County Opioid Accountability Initiative. The Opioid Accountability Initiative is a large multi-sectoral collective impact strategy to align the activities of government, non-profit, business, and community leaders to strengthen the prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and law enforcement/criminal justice systems in Bernalillo County in order to reduce incidence of opioid overdose deaths. This position will focus specifically on the prevention component of the initiative.

This is NOT a direct service position, but does require some familiarity with gaps in the current prevention systems, as well as an understanding of the institutions, organizations and leadership that play a role in these systems, and how policies can impact the effective functioning of those systems. Our preference is that the person we hire live and work in Bernalillo County with a personal investment in improving the health of our community.

Please submit a resume with 3 references listed, and a letter of interest that will serve as a writing sample to admin@bchealthcouncil.org by Friday, October 6, 2017. Let us know in the letter your background and why you are interested in this position.

The position will start as soon as possible for the right candidate. Please submit any questions by email (no phone calls, please).

Click here for the full job description.

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This Mayoral Candidate Forum, co-sponsored by multiple organizations and entities with a shared interest in equity, community health, and early childhood development, will be an opportunity to share with the mayoral candidates information on topics important to Albuquerque residents.

Doors open and light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required due to limited space.

            

       

   Healthy Here:
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.

That is why Healthy Here exists.  We are working to change systems and environments to make it easier for Hispanic/Latino and Native American residents of the International District & South Valley to access healthy foods, be physically active, and manage chronic disease.  We do this with the help of a large network of partners, all of which have years of experience and expertise working in these communities.  Collectively, our impact is stronger than when we work alone.

More information available here!

Healthy Here is an initiative of the Bernalillo County Community Health Council.  It is funded in part through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) award, and is managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

The views expressed in written materials or publications about Healthy Here do not, necessarily, reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Thursday, August 31, 2017
International
Overdose Awareness Day

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Networking Reception at 12:00 noon

The Bernalillo County Community Health Council and
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins invite you to join us in
observing International Overdose Awareness Day
as we share the progress of the Opioid Accountability Initiative
along with our partners in addressing the continuing crisis
of opioid-related deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Bernalillo County.
Hear up-to-date reports on future plans for preventing opioid use disorder, increasing naloxone distribution, and expanding treatment capacity.

There is no charge, but please
REGISTER HERE

Bernalillo County
Opioid Accountability Initiative

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.

The Initiative was originally convened by the Bernalillo County Community Health Council at the request of Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins in 2012, with the first activity being to plan an Opioid Accountability Summit for September of 2013. In January 2015, a second Opioid Accountability Summit was held with 200 people in attendance.

The Initiative is currently funded by Bernalillo County, NM Department of Health (Epidemiology & Response Division) and NM Human Services Department (Office of Substance Abuse Prevention in BHSD).

More information on the
BERNALILLO COUNTY
OPIOID ACCOUNTABILITY INITIATIVE AVAILABLE HERE

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