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
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.
A healthier Valley County, with full understanding of accessible resources and universal opportunity to achieve wellness in every capacity.
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
The steering committee is made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and representatives from our Member Organizations shown below.
The Steering Committee attends monthly meetings and provides general oversight for the coalition as well as resources and guidance for activities.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center, Irle School PTO, Valley County Health Department, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, and Valley County Police Department.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION
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 email@example.com.