Tag Archives: Sitka Health Summit

Survey asks, “Are you satisfied with the quality of life in Sitka?”

18487_970809246276466_83674780593795183_nMelissa Marconi-Wentzel, the Director with the Sitka Health Summit, invites the citizens of Sitka to participate in a quality of life survey by the end of July. This is the first comprehensive health survey of it's kind in the island city of 9000 year-round residents. The survey is available online through Survey Monkey at this link. Downloadable audio.

Visioning session to ask: What does healthy Sitka mean to you?

Melissa Marconi Wentzel discusses the Sitka Health Summit's upcoming Visioning Session. Participants will imagine where they'd like to see Sitka in five years, taking into account everything from public health to arts and culture, housing and transportation, access to healthy food and health behaviors. The event will be Thursday, April 16, from 5:30-7:30 at Kettleson Memorial Library (in the Stratton Building). Organizers will provide a light dinner, and childcare and activities for kids. You can find more information at sitkahealthsummitak.org. Downloadable audio

Health Summit ’15 reaches 6-month mark

This year's Sitka Health Summit initiatives are at the 6-month mark. "Celebrate Katlian Street: A Vibrant Community" is working on finalizing its action list. Committee chair Paulette Moreno and member Amelia Gage say the group will dine on sockeye pie at 6:30 PM Wed Mar 25 at the Sheetka Kwaan Naa Kaheedi and share ideas. Robb Farmer, with the Sitka Youth Resource Project, is looking for a student intern to help develop a website that will serve as clearinghouse for youth services. With Sitka Health Summit director Melissa Marconi-Wentzel. Downloadable audio.

‘Art of Health’ opens Friday at Homeport

Art of HealthMelissa Marconi-Wentzel, with the Sitka Health Summit, and partners Sarah Lawrie with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, and SEARHC's Martha Pearson, discuss "The Art of Health," which will be on exhibit for a month at the Homeport Eatery beginning 5 PM Fri Mar 13, and other collaborative plans for the community. Downloadable audio.

Morning host Melissa Marconi-Wentzel signs off

Marconi-Wentzel has been hosting Morning Edition on and off since 2004. On her last day, she said, "I hope to be back some day. Raven Radio and all of the listening communities will never be far from my thoughts." (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW photo)Thousands of KCAW listeners across the region -- from Yakutat to Port Alexander -- have awoken to the voice of Melissa Marconi-Wentzel saying, "Good Morning. You are listening to Morning Edition." But how much do you know about the person behind the voice?

Katlian kick-off meeting talks sidewalks and first steps

01-IMG_3346With planning underway to revitalize Katlian Street, the steering committee organized a town hall meeting to present the four major facets of the project.

How is a health initiative born? (Hint: It involves stickers)

IMG_4939In it's 8th year, enrollment at the Sitka Health Summit Planning Day was at a record high. Last Friday (10-03-14), 82 participants generated hundreds of ideas to improve health and wellness in the community. Their goal? To vote and commit to two ideas by the end of the day.

Over fish tacos, the verdict for two health initiatives announced

02-IMG_4993Imagine a Sitka with a detox center, an indoor playground and school gardens where kids could grow their own vegetables. Those proposals were all on the table today at Sitka Health Summit’s Planning Day at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

Commentary: A healthy community begins with us

141003_EllenDalyDear friends and neighbors, my name is Ellen Daly, and I’m speaking to you today as a member of the Sitka Health Summit Coalition. As Planning Day 2014 approaches, the Summit invites you to consider what community health and wellness means to you.

Healthy Sitka

Sitka Health Summit Steering Committee member Doug Osborne breaks the news that Sitka did not win the top Roadmaps to Health Prize, awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But he explains why Sitka was selected as one more