Start Time: 10:06 AM
Stop Time: 10:38 AM
Mary Gunderson, Sierra Winter, Amanda Simpson, Linda Oxely, Ronni Spaulding, Ashley Minaei, Holly Wiegle, Brenda McCain, Becky Stoppa, Keith Fessler, Marine Gualterri, Duronda Twigg, Maureen McLaughlin, Jennifer Lockhart, Melitta White, Bronn Salmon, and Erin Aklested.
Sierra Winter, board chair, opens the meeting at 10:06AM. She announces the following events are what Sunshine Community Health Center and the Northern Valley Health Coalition plan to attend for the 2024 season.
Monthly Clinic Theme || Weight Management
Project Homeless Connect || January 30th
"The 2024 Mat-Su Project Homeless Connect will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Menard Center in Wasilla. The doors will open at 7 a.m. for vendors and volunteers. If you’ve not already applied and are interested in tabling at the event, please fill out the attached Vendor Application and Oath of Confidentiality and return to me via email at your earliest convenience." Becky Stoppa
Community Impact Director
United Way of Mat-Su
550 S. Alaska Street Suite #205
Palmer, AK 99645
http:www.unitedwaymatsu.org Sunshine Transit will be transporting folks to and from the event. CAll 907-495-8411 to reserve a seat.
Monthly Clinic Theme || Men’s Health & Healthy Heart
Willow Winter Carnival & Iditarod Restart || February 3rd Contact Linda Oxley for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Clinic Theme || Well Child Check and Mental Health
* Cabin Fever Reliever || March 9th PENDING VENDOR INFORMATION
Trapper Creek Health Fair || March 16th Join as a vendor at https://alaskahealthfair.org/become-an-exhibitor/
Monthly Clinic Theme || Medicare AWV
Willow Community Health Fair || April 6th Join as a vendor at https://alaskahealthfair.org/become-an-exhibitor/
* Go Blue For Kids
* Eggstravaganza & Safety Expo
* Non Profit Fair/Earth Day NON PROFITS MUST BE SPECIFIC TO TC, TK, or WLW
Monthly Clinic Theme || Women’s Clinic
* Su-Valley Career Day PENDING DISCUSSION WITH SVH STAFF
* Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge Orientation
* McKinley Princess Lodge Orientation
* Willow Bike Park Grand Opening
Monthly Clinic Theme || Men’s Clinic
* Willow Farmers Market
* Links Resource Fair
Monthly Clinic Theme || Memory & Dementia Screening & Treatment
* Live At Five
Fourth of July Talkeetna
Fourth of July Willow
* Fourth of July Trapper Creek
* Blood Bank of Alaska
Monthly Clinic Theme || Sports Physicals and Well Child Checks
Alaska State Fair Sports Physicals
Monthly Clinic Theme || Women’s Clinic
Monthly Clinic Theme || Immunizations
* Chainsaw Safety Course
Halloween Activities Talkeetna
Halloween Activities Trapper
Halloween Activities Willow
* Mat-Su Regional Health Fair
* Mat-Su College & Career Fair
Monthly Clinic Theme || Tobacco Cessation
*Sobriety Dance Party
Monthly Clinic Theme || Oral Health Care
Sunshine’s Holiday Party
Sierra Winter shares that Sunshine Community Health Center is attending the Upper Susitna Community and Senior Center's lunches once a month to provide blood pressure checks and support from a patient advocate.
Sierra Winter specifically asks team members to share more information about Project Homeless Connect and the Willow Winter Carnival and invites exhibitors to register/attend the upcoming Health Fairs in Willow and Trapper Creek this spring.
Becky Stoppa shares information about Project Homeless Connect and encourages exhibitors to register for the event by emailing her at email@example.com. She thanks Sunshine Community Health Center for being the first to register.
Mary Gunderson questions homelessness data in the Northern Valley and Becky recommends the following contacts to get that information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Oxley shares information about the Willow Winter Carnival and how vendors/exhibitors can get involved. She will share the event agenda once published and encourages folks to reach out at www.waco-ak.org or by emailing her at email@example.com.
Brenda McCain shares information about the upcoming safety fair in Willow on May 18th and shares the successes of having CERT teams in all three of our primary Northern Valley communities. She invites exhibitors to join by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sierra Winter reminds the team about the Community Newsletter and offers to coordinate Zoom or in-person events for each organization to connect with more northern valley community members.
Sierra Winter shares that the meeting recurrence will remain the same to have at least one in-person meeting this year.
Sierra Winter shares she will be working on applying for relevant grants for the NVHC to project plan and work from.
Sierra Winter shares that Sunshine Community Health Center is seeing a lot of success in their Social Determinants of Health efforts and looks forward to inviting Ryan Romans to speak on these efforts again this year.
Sierra Winter opens the meeting for round table discussions and announcements.
Duronda Twigg announces that Sunshine Community Health Center is in the middle of several beneficial projects from their SDOH efforts to nursing support in the northern valley that would provide resources to new mothers up to 2 years after birth of their child. She shares that projects/efforts continue to work towards providing the quadruple aim (enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs) and working towards Value Based Care.
Sierra Winter opens the meeting to help any members navigate the website resources.
Everyone submit information to Sierra Winter for the Community Newsletter (sent monthly).
Everyone reach out to the above contacts to get involved in engagement opportunities in the northern valley.
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