When community health workers are properly integrated into the health care system, we can expect real, effective change to occur. A little bit of investment in a program like CHWs can make the whole system more functional and stable.
CCMU recently held its annual staff retreat over a period of three full days. It was as intense as it sounds. The days consisted of relationship building with both staff and board members, a reflection on what we accomplished in 2016, and strategic planning for the upcoming year.
With so many organizations relying on fundraising as an important source of income and sustainability needed to achieve its mission, it’s important that we find the causes that matter to us and support when we can.
By addressing healthy aging, as these programs are, we have a real opportunity to prevent a rapid increase in health care costs.
I am not an animal person. So, it came as a surprise to many of my friends and family to learn that my focus area in graduate school was Veterinary Public Health.