Grant County Community Health Council
The Health Council at the 2011 Health Council Retreat at the Grant County Business & Conference Center..
The GCCHC will meet TBA at the County Commissioners' Board Room in the Grant County Administrative Complex, 1400 Hwy 180.
The Grant County Community Health Council is composed of 30-members,
each member is an innovated leader in a sector of the community.
As the health and wellness planning authority for for Grant County, the Health Council uses their combined political clout and extensive network of community contacts to funnel volunteer efforts and grant money to projects the community is in need of most.
The GCCHC has set these Top Priorities for 2012:
• Address community safety
to lower the rate of unintentional injuries in the county.
Members Dr. Don Johnson and John Rossfeld at the Health Council's Annual Forum in July 2004.
The GCCHC has championed many causes in the community including:
Administer Community Enhancament Fund
promote our community to bring speakers and trainings that otherwise might not be possible to Grant Coutny. Since 2006, the fund has awarded $250,000 to community partners.
Received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
to promote policy changes to support healither eating and active living in Grant County.
Coordinated Ready, Set Safe - Grant County!
, a community safety fair to promote injury prevention and defensible space sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
Held community forms with public officials on the Ft. Bayard Hospital
construction and Historic Fort Bayard
Held Town Halls
on methamphetamine use in the community.
Brought Corres Caminos
, a countywide public transit system, to the area.
Envisioned Family Support Centers
to provide a place to strengthen family bonds in the county and secured funding for four centers that opened in Bayard, Cliff/Gila, Mimbres and Silver City.
Supported the Career and Technical Education Program offering comprehensive career and technical education degrees to high school students at the Cobre and Silver Consolidated Schools, and Western New Mexico University.
Endorsed the New Mexico Health Care Plan, offering health insurance to all New Mexicans.
Conceived the idea of a Volunteer Center
and brought it to fruitation by locating grant money and creating a Board of Directors for the project that opened its doors this year.
Helped support the Medication Assistance Program that assists patients with no-cost or low-cost medications.
Council members Don Johnson, Tony Trujillo, and Sam Redford at a meeting.