HLC Policy Committee and Steering Committee Applications Open

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The Healthy Living Collaborative is seeking new members for our two leadership committees: Policy and Steering. Members selected will serve two year terms with a monthly commitment of about five hours per month. In both committees we strive to have a diverse mix of members representing the rich and varied communities we serve. CHWs, community leaders, and community representatives are encouraged to apply. The Steering Committee is the governing body for … Read More

CHWs present with HLC Staff and Partners at WSPHA!

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WSPHA 2016 attendees had the opportunity to hear Dan Tchozewski (Wahkiakum County CHA), Liz Vladimirova (Rose Village CHW), Valre Bales (South Kelso CHA), Teresa Lavagnino (HLC CHW Coordinator), and Michael O’Neill (Cowlitz County Health and Human Services) present on how to authentically engage with the community.

South Kelso Community Health Advocates Distribute 600 Water Bottles

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South Kelso Community Health Advocates, led by CHW Coach Jen Schapman, handed out around 600 water bottles on February 25th donated by Kaiser Permanent to promote the installation of a new hydration station that was donated by Brita in partnership with Mission Readiness and the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. Savannah Killsree, a high school student health advocate, worked very hard preparing for this event and even gathered dozens of donations from local … Read More

Walkable Cowlitz!

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With help from the DOH and HLC, Cowlitz County Health and Human Services is working to improve walkability in Cowlitz County by convening a coalition of citizens and decision-makers who are interested in making pedestrian improvements in our county. Walkable Cowlitz will work on strategies to address everything from sidewalk access to safety, trail development and connectivity, crosswalks and beauty. All these elements contribute to Cowlitz County residents’ ability to … Read More

Our Community Health Workers Make News on National Night Out!

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Working with other neighborhood organizations, HLC’s community health workers advocated for neighborhood safety and community involvement at National Night Out on August 4th at Water Works Park. Community members were given the opportunity to suggest neighborhood improvements (and even the children made suggestions) – like improving paths for walking and biking, sprucing up the skate park, planting more trees and updating the restrooms. As one of the CHWs commented, “Real … Read More

HLC Conducts Search For Peer Network Development Team

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A Peer Network is being established to provide space for practicing peers to come together to learn, support one another, and share ideas and best practices. The HLC is looking for up to seven peers to act as the leadership development team of the network. These individuals will plan the strategy of the Network using a peer governance model. It is essential that the Peer Network be both developed and implemented by peers. … Read More

Council For the Homeless Moves Policy Advocacy Forward

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Council for the Homeless invites the presence of community members on August 3, 4pm, to a Vancouver City Council Workshop. At this workshop, the Housing Task Force will make recommendations to the City Council regarding protections for vulnerable renters. Council For the Homeless would like a big showing of support by folks wearing RED. There will not be opportunity for public comment at this particular workshop; however, a place for public comment is … Read More

AmeriCorps Recruitment for VHA Position

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The VHA is looking for a person age 18-25 to work with youth at the VHA around jobs, education and career  choices. Please view the attached AmeriCorps Recruitment Flyer, spread the word about this great position, and feel free to contact Bridgette Fahnbulleh Community Involvement and Employment Manager Vancouver Housing Authority (360) 993-9556 bfahnbulleh@vhausa.com

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