Community Health Action Plan Workshop I

TIME: Thursday, September 22nd, 3:30-7:30PM
LOCATION: RISE, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11692

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is hosting a collaborative process with local residents, community members and stakeholders at Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) to develop an action plan for improving the health and wellbeing of the Far Rockaway, Arverne and Edgemere communities. We invite community members to engage in this vital community planning process. Register below to attend.

In 2014 the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the nation's largest and oldest public health agencies, embarked on a multi-phased process aimed to mobilize communities to reach health improvement objective outlined in the Take Care New York 2020 Plan

Phase I identified priority issues in Far Rockaway, Arverne and Edgemere including: unmet mental health needs, unmet medical needs, violence, baby-friendly hospitals, high school graduations, controlled high blood pressure, sugary drinks and smoking. This Fall, RWA will lead the Phase II community engagement process with a diverse group of members and stakeholders to set the top healthy priorities and to develop a community health action plan.

RWA will host two convening for the community to collaborate. At the first meeting on September 22 participants will select one to two community health priorities. At the second meeting, scheduled tentatively for November, participants will set an action plan for addressing the chosen community health priorities.  To sustain and support this integral conversation, we strongly encourage participants to commit to attending both workshops. 

Workshops will include healthy and delicious local food and refreshments for participants.

Click here for more information on the Rockaway community health action plan. 

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