Public forums focus on family health programs and needs

— posted on March 26, 2014

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has scheduled a series of community meetings to discuss the health and needs of women, mothers, children, adolescents, including children and youth with special health-related challenges.

“Every five years we go through a ‘needs assessment’ process for the families we serve with our programs,” said Linda McElwain, Maternal and Child Health Unit manager with WDH. “It’s important for us to hear from Wyoming residents regarding their concerns and ideas about our programs and the health-related challenges they may face.”

Community meetings to help identify health priorities for Wyoming families are scheduled to continue in the coming weeks:

Sundance, March 31, 5-6 p.m., Sundance Public Library

Gillette, Tuesday, April 1, 12-1 p.m., Campbell County Public Health Nursing Meeting Room, 2301 S 4J Road

Sheridan, April 2, 5-6 p.m., Sheridan County Fulmer Library, Inner Circle Meeting Room, 335 W. Alger St.

Cody, 12-1 p.m., April 15, Park County Public Library, Grizzly Hall Meeting Room, 1500 Heart Mountain St

Casper, April 16, 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., Evansville Community Center, Community Hall Room, 71 Curtis Street

A tribal forum will also be scheduled in April on the Wind River Indian Reservation. For more information, please contact the Maternal and Child Health Unit at (307)777-6326 or MCHinfo@wyo.gov.

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