The Aurora Health Mental Center is offering Mental Health and First Aid classes to adults and youth. For more information or to register call 303-617-2313 or visit http://www.aumhc.org.
Registration is now open for the Arapahoe County Pregnancy-related Depression Lunch & Learn.
Join us on June 24th at 11:00 am at the Medical Center of Aurora
for an informative presentation post delivery. Space is limited and lunch will be provided. For more information call Vicki Swarr at 303-225-6209 or Chris Rubino at 720-974-9637. To register by June 19th, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/S/PRDARAPAHOE.
Children's Hospital Colorado
is hosting a Legislative Lowdown
for those interested in learning what happened at the Capitol this legislative session. The event will be held May 13th from 12-1 pm in the Mt. Yale second floor conference center. For questions, please call Erika Zierke at 720-777-6253. To RSVP, please visit
2040 Partners for Health
is currently recruiting community residents for its Community Council
. If you, or someone you know, wants to make a difference in issues of health and social determinants, check out our website for an application. Community engagement and leadership training is included. Monthly meetings required. For more information please visit http://www.2040partnersforhealth.org
.Aurora Strong Resilience Center
is currently looking for a Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapist
. If you are interested, please call Annette Hunter at 720-429-3591.
Based on input from our members, AHA
is forming Interest Groups
to explore AHA's role in Mental/Behavioral Health Access, Oral Health Access, and Health Equity in Aurora
. If you are interested in participating, please contact Katie Odom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars! AHA's next Quarterly Community Meeting will be held July 16th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Location to be determined.
(Photos from the AHA Quarterly Meeting, April 2014)
Thank you to everyone who attended our annual community meeting on April 16th. Students from the Colorado School of Public Health presented their findings on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Northwest Aurora, and the availability of specialty care in Northwest Aurora. Our regular meeting was followed by an opportunity for networking, with food graciously provided Gabby Cardwell from InnovAge and Abderr Aityahia from The Market at Westerly Creek.
The forty-seven participants provided us with valuable input regarding who they represent and why they participate in AHA meetings. Most said they were there to learn more about health and health access issues, and to provide input to AHA. We will use this information to plan our future gatherings. We also asked for input regarding areas of focus for AHA work groups, while the participants generated a list of fourteen options. The most popular groups were health equity, mental/behavioral health, wellness and preventive care, and immigrant health. We will use this input to guide our priorities and activities. We will keep members informed through our newsletters and community meetings. We encourage members who indicated an interest in those topics to join us!
Rich McLean, AHA Board Chair