Monday, November 28, 2016

December Update

Dear Community Partners and Key Stakeholders,

The Monday before Thanksgiving is Public Health Thank you Day, a day to recognize and celebrate public health professionals. While likely only a small number of you consider yourselves public health professionals, we believe that every one of you are a part of driving public health efforts in our community. YOU are public health and we want to make sure that you know how very much we value your partnership in this work. Thank you for all you do!

A timely thank you "post-election" is for your support in educating and getting the spreading the word about the Asheville Bond Referendum which passed by a huge margin. We'll keep you posted as projects related to our CHIP work begin to unfold. Details on what is included in the Bond can still be found on the City's Bond information page.

Today is "Giving Tuesday" the global day dedicated to giving back. This month Engage and Support come together in that we hope you will find a way to give back to our community while also supporting the work of our partners.  We apologize if we have left any organizations or opportunities off and ask that you send us information that we can add to the lists.

Interviews are underway for the Health Improvement Position vacated by Deborah's move to United Way and we expect to fill this position by the end of the year.  If you have questions about the work around our Substance Abuse or Infant Mortality priority work, feel free to contact Deanna or myself.  We have a transition plan in place and if all goes as expected, we should not loose any momentum in this work.  The position is still opened until filled, so if you know of a good candidate please let us. You can find the information on our Support page.

In Learn we have posted the link to a 2-part series from the American Public Health Association on the Impact of Race on Health and Well-being. WNC Healthy Impact also has another upcoming Getting to Results on using the RBA framework in January.

And once again, don't forget that our Facebook Page for more timely information. Please like our page if you haven't already and share our posts.


Deanna, and Terri
CHIP Health Improvement Specialists