YOU ARE THE HELP UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
WE ARE INTRODUCING A COPE COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS INITIATIVE IN 2023.
The goal is to promote healthcare that helps keep citizen healthy and well in our communities and out of hospitals and provide education to learn how to provide first care to potentially save a life.
We want to encourage social connectedness and belonging for our citizens to take care of each other, strengthening community self-reliance, well-being and resiliency.
Health is much more than the absence of illness. It is the complete state of physical, mental, spiritual and social wellbeing. Better health and wellbeing begins locally, in our homes, in our schools, in our workplaces, and in the communities where we live. Treating people’s illnesses and sending them back to the same conditions that produced their sickness will only result in continued ill-health. By ensuring better health and wellbeing for all, and by creating programs and services that confront health inequities across our entire community, we will ease pressures on our health care system.
We are incorporating FEMA’s “YOU Are the Help Until Help Arrives” initiative to help people attain and maintain skills to enable them to be first responders. Life-threatening emergencies happen and a timely response and simple actions can make a difference.
“Health for all will be achieved by people themselves. A well informed, well-motivated and activity participating community is a key element for the attainment of the common goal” (World Health Organization)
Your Health Community Needs You! - We want organizations and citizens in our community to join. Following eligibility, Organizations will be known as Community Health and Wellness Partners and citizens will be referred to as Champions or Ambassadors.
What we will provide:
“YOU Are the Help Until Help Arrives” basic emergency training.
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