News and Announcements
- The Thurston County Board of Health with the
Thurston Thrives Advisory Council and Action Team
Members will hold their first annual retreat on
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at
the Thurston County Fairgrounds Expo Center. For meeting
information and materials,
- April 2014 was Public Health Month in Thurston
County. It is also marked the one year
anniversary of Thurston Thrives, the Board of
Health’s initiative to boost the health of
everyone in our community.
Click Here...to review a summary of work in the
last month to move our community’s health forward
through Thurston Thrives.
- The Thurston Thrives
initiative officially launched at the April 9, 2013
Thurston County Board
of Health meeting.
- Read the
about the launch of Thurston
- Meet the newly appointed 13-member
Thrives Advisory Council that will work with
the Thurston County Board of Health to develop
an action agenda impacting community health.
The Thurston Thrives Food Action Team, led by
Robert Coit of the Thurston County Food Bank,
presented its preliminary recommendations on
June 11, 2013. The full packet of information
is available on the
. New blogs for
Child & Youth Resilience
have been started
to allow the community to comment on the
proposed strategies of these action teams.
The Economy Action Team led by Michael Cade
presented its recommendations at the August
meeting, and the Community Design Action Team
was next with a presentation in September. The
Housing Action Team led by Board of Health
Chair Karen Valenzuela was the final action team
to present in 2013. The
full packets of information from each of these
presentations are available on the
. Links to blogs, where you
can join the discussion of each of the action
teams who have presented their strategies, can
be found at the
action teams' pages
What is Thurston Thrives?
Thurston County Board of Health is
joining with community leaders from business, education,
city government, neighborhoods, local charities, social and
medical care groups to honor what we do for our families'
health, to celebrate our collective efforts, and find ways
to do even better together. They call it Thurston
Thurston Thrives is a project aimed at bringing together
community partners of Thurston County around the work we
share. One of the main focuses of the project is to
ensure that our county is thriving through the collaboration
on the public health and social services that we bring to
our community, to honor those who make Thurston County a
healthy and safe place to live, and to align efforts to make
an even bigger difference in the health of our community.
The purpose is to engage our leaders across the board to
move forward an action agenda we can all believe in to
improve health for all Thurston
|When it comes to health, our
community is recognizing the many ways we can
promote it in our daily lives. We can build
health into how we live, learn, work and play.
How can you participate?
Improving health is not a mystery,
really. It takes effort not just from doctors, and not
just from government. It takes action by all parts of
the community. Some of this we commonly associate with
health: Medical care, social services and the environment.
But it is also things we do not always think about as
health: Education, jobs and housing.
We will be reaching out across our community to achieve
these connections and to align efforts behind common goals.
We want to build on what is already going on. What is
new in Thurston Thrives is keeping better in touch with each
other's progress, and supporting each other's work.
Everyone has a part to play in the health of our community -
we hope you will join us to engage this strategic approach.
Because a healthy community is something we all believe in.
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