The Sandoval County Health Council is seeking new members! The Health Council is a board of 15 community volunteers who meet throughout the year with a goal of identifying gaps in health care services within Sandoval County.
In 2015, the council published the Sandoval County Community Health Assessment, a comprehensive report on the state of county residents’ health and the systems in place for sustaining health.
This year, the council published the Sandoval County Asset Mapping Pilot Project to determine ways we can build on the strengths that exist locally to more effectively meet health needs throughout the county.
Eight Health Council members will be completing their terms at the end of 2017, which is why new members are needed.
The council particularly needs members who understand the health care needs of underserved groups such as low-income residents, people dealing with mental health or substance issues, or Native American families.
Council members serve two-year terms. They are required to attend four quarterly meetings per year, as well as subcommittee meetings that may occur monthly.
If you’d like to serve your community as a member of the Sandoval County Health Council, please fill out the online application by October 30, 2017.