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Community Health Workshop - Your Input Is Needed

YOUR'RE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKSHOP
 
Elko County is looking for input on your needs and desires for Elko County's public health options and opportunities.
 
Appetizers, Drinks, and Games are included
 
December 8, 2021
 
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Dalling Hall • 600 Commercial Street
 
Doors Open at 5:00 PM • Presentations Begin at 5:30 PM
 
This workshop will provide the opportunity for the County to share information about what public health services are currently available and what is needed in our county regarding community health, including the opportunity to receive a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Workforce Grant. This grant would allow Elko County to explore the possibility of creating a County Health Department.
 
The Workshop will lead off with an educational presentation followed by a brainstorming session.
 
Expert Guest Speakers: Dr. John Packham, Gerald Ackerman, and Marena Works will discuss, in broad strokes, a picture of what Health Departments can do for a community and how they can be built.
 
This workshop is funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services through the Public Health Regional Partnership Project with the goal of providing public health services across the rural counties of Nevada.
 
Your input is very important in moving forward in addressing the health needs of our community members.  The Elko County Commissioners will be discussing and considering the potential of applying for a grant to move forward with a health department if that is what the public wants at their December 15, 2021 Commission Meeting.

How to get your voice heard:


There are multiple ways to contact the Commission to express your views on Grant agenda item.

1. Sign and send Letters of Support


Use one of the templates provided or create your own letter of support. 
Letter from a Resident
Letter from an Organization

Sign, date and send to:

Mail:
Elko County Manager’s Office
540 Court Street, Suite 101
Elko, NV 89801

OR

Email:  awheeler@elkocountynv.net

2.  Instructions to send in an e-comment:

Another avenue for making comments on agenda items, especially if you can’t make a meeting, is our e-Comment system. If you open the agenda under the process described above, you will find a link by the agenda called e-Comment. Click on the link and follow the directions to register to comment and you are set to comment on specific agenda items. Please note that the e-comment period for a specific agenda closes 4 hours before the start of the meeting to allow those comments to be transmitted to our Board/Commission members and recording staff. Those reports are also uploaded to our agenda on the website.

3.  Contact Commissioners

You may contact the Elko County Commissioners by using the information listed on the County Commissioner’s member page on the Elko County Website.  Link to the commissioner board member’s page: https://www.elkocountynv.net/boards/commissioners/commission/members19.php