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Community Listening Sessions

Community Listening Sessions

Published: December 04, 2018

Health care is a topic that surrounds us, in conversation, in the news, in our mailboxes, and in the workplace. We’re constantly trying to figure out how to provide for the quality of life of those we love and to plan in advance for anything that we may not anticipate.

In 2019, Catawba County is putting together a community health assessment (CHA), coordinated by the Public Health department and LiveWell Catawba, the nonprofit organization dedicated to building a culture of wellness throughout Catawba County. These groups want to gather your thoughts and opinions: What impacts your health? What does health look like where you live, work, play, and worship? What has been your experience with health care? What would make it better or easier?

To get this information, the Library is hosting these community listening sessions at all seven branches in the coming weeks and months. At each one, comments will be recorded, compiled, and included in the 2019 CHA. This information will give the county the important details it needs to see how its initiatives are working and what might need to be changed or implemented going forward.

Your input matters, so please come out and participate! Light refreshments will be served, and you’ll have the chance to help guide the conversation and work out solutions that can make a difference in our communities!

The first sessions will take place as follows:

  • Monday, December 10 from 6-7:30 pm at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library
  • Tuesday, December 18 from 6-7:30 pm at the Conover Branch Library
  • Thursday, December 20 from 6-7:30 pm at the Claremont Branch Library

Look for more sessions at other library branches in January!

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