Beginning in 2016, the Prevention Services Division of Cochise County Health & Social Services used ADHS cash carry forward funds to create a full-time position to support the development of "healthy community committees" in each community throughout Cochise County. The focus of these committees is to identify and address health concerns specific to their neighborhoods, towns, and surrounding areas, and also to assist the Healthy Cochise Coalition to implement goals and strategies of the Community Health Improvement Plan within their communities. In Spring 2016, there were three HCCs - Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca, and Wilcox. With Prevention Service's support, there are now eight. Newly developed HCCs include: Tombstone, Bisbee, Benson, Douglas, and Huachuca City.
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Be Healthy! Sierra Vista
Be Healthy! Sierra Vista's mission is to "Lead, promote, and advance sustainable health initiatives in the Sierra Vista area".
Benson Community Resource Council "BCRC"
Established in late 2017, the group has focused on a visiting program for home-bound seniors.
Formed in early 2017, the group has been focusing on increasing the number of affordable housing units in the Greater Bisbee area.
Convened in late 2016, the group has focused on access to emergency care, transportation, and access to healthy foods.
Formed in 2015, the group has focused on public transportation, expanding school gardens, and many other initiatives!
Healthy Huachuca City
Established in Fall 2018, the group has developed strategic goals to focus on community engagement, mental health/substance use, and access to healthy foods.
Bowie Community Meeting
Bowie has been running has a combination HCC and SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) lead by the Bowie Superintendent.
Step Up With Douglas
Membership is growing and strategic planning is in process! They are focusing efforts on transportation, walking paths, and access to healthier foods.
Fort Huachuca Community Ready and Resilient Council
Convened in 2014, they are addressing health issues on the fort including: workplace wellness, access to healthier eating choices, tobacco-free living, and much much more!
Elfrida is our newest Healthy Community Committee.
Cascabel hasn't started meeting yet! Keep a look out for more information in 2019.
Winchester Heights Community Action Board
More information coming soon!