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ABOUT
VALLEY C.A.R.E. COALITION

We are a group of community organizations and volunteers working together to target specific health needs in Valley County:

 

mental health, substance use, nutrition, physical activity 

MISSION.
VISION, VALUES
.

MISSION

​To facilitate positive changes that reduce stigma and raise awareness around behavioral health; and to further connect or improve upon Valley County resources for achieving wellness to the benefit of its community members.

VISION
A healthier Valley County, with full understanding of accessible resources and universal opportunity to achieve wellness in every capacity.

VALUES

Coordination: all voices and perspectives are necessary to make effective change 

Accessibility to Resources: equal and sustainable access to resources is essential for Valley County to reach its full wellness potential

Education: awareness and the ability to make informed choices is essential for individual ability to thrive 

STEERING COMMITTEE.

The steering committee is made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and representatives from our Member Organizations shown below.

OFFICERS

Chair

Katrena Palmer

Vice Chair

Mary Hughes

Treasurer

Lynn Miller

Secretary

Taylor Hohlen

The Steering Committee attends monthly meetings and provides general oversight for the coalition as well as resources and guidance for activities. 

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center, Irle School PTO, Valley County Health Department, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, and Valley County Police Department.

ACTION GROUPS.

Action groups work on specific goals or projects. They are made up of employees from member organizations and community volunteers that share our goals. There are two primary action groups: 

 


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

ACTION GROUP

The Behavioral Health Action Group is working on projects to reduce substance use and improve mental health in Valley County. 

This groups typically meets once every other month.

Please reach out for upcoming meeting information or to learn more!

Contact: Michelle Merritt at mnorcuttvchd@gmail.com 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION

ACTION GROUP

The Physical Activity and Nutrition Action Group is working to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in Valley County through education and improving accessibility. 

This group currently isn't active.

If you're passionate about nutrition and/or physical activity and have ideas on how to improve it, please reach out to us at valleycare59230@gmail.com.

JOIN US
TO CREATE A HEALTHIER VALLEY COUNTY!

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