Community Stakeholder Committee Meeting February 18, 2013 at the Guam Marriott Resort & Spa

PRESS RELEASE 2013-014

The Department of Public Health and Social Services will convene a Community Stakeholder Committee Meeting on Monday February 18, 2013 at the Guam Marriott Resort & Spa. The objective of the meeting is to orientate the stakeholders on the Department’s plans to conduct a community health assessment which will be used to plan, adapt and respond to important health conditions on Guam.

The community health assessment is a collaborative process that includes regular systematic collection, analysis and dissemination of information on the health status of a community. The information gathered from the assessment will be used to develop a community health improvement plan that addresses important health concerns with the goal of achieving a healthier Guam.

By providing a centralized source of information and data about the health status of those who live on Guam, our hope is to achieve the following:

-Provide policy makers with data and information to update important public health policies, laws and legislation that promote health and wellness.
-Inform community health improvement planning through community engagement and greater collaboration.
-Strengthen departmental capacity through coordination of services among community agencies and organizations through formal mechanisms, such as Memoranda of Understanding, data sharing agreements and co-sponsored events.

For more information, please call Ms. Bertha Taijeron at 735-7125 or Ms. Mathi Mathews, Management Analyst IV at 737-7161

JAMES W. GILLAN
Director

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