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 

Goals

We are focusing on the following in 2021: 

 

  • substance abuse

  • mental health

  • physical activity 

  • nutrition

 

Structure 

 

Our coalition is a coordinated effort between community organizations and volunteers to achieve a shared mission. It is made up of two main parts: 

Steering Committee

The steering committee is made up of representatives from our member organizations shown below. It also includes a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, & Secretary. 

The steering committee attends monthly meetings and provides general oversight for the coalition as well as resources and guidance for projects. 

Officers

Co-chairs

Mary Armstrong & Katrena Palmer (EMCMHC)

Vice Chair

Mary Armstrong

(Commissioner)

Treasurer

Lynn Miller

(VC Health Dept.)

Secretary

Taylor Zerbe

(FMDH)

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Action Groups 

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

Behavioral Health

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

They typically meet twice monthly. Please reach out for upcoming meeting info or to learn more!

Contact: mnorcuttvchd@gmail.com 

Physical Activity & Nutrition 

This group is working to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in Valley County through education and improving accessibility. 

They typically meet twice monthly. Please reach out for upcoming meeting info or to learn more!

Contact: tisa_seiler@hotmail.com