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Health Summit awards $2000 to community garden, food non-profit

groupshotofcitizenplannersThe Sitka Health Summit held it’s 10th annual Planning Day on Friday (10-21-16). The crowd of 75 gathered at University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) to brainstorm wellness initiatives and through a blind vote, chose two projects with direct ties to food.

Sitka Health Summit to brainstorm wellness initiatives

newsitkahealthsummitlogoThis year's summit takes place this Friday (10/21/16) 8:30am to 4pm at UAS. To register, visit sitkahealthsummit.org. Downloadable audio.

Health Summit celebrates 10-year anniversary

11046205_946609588683264_7443387637216042731_nThe Sitka Health Summit celebrates its 10th Anniversary this fall. Coalition members Doug Osborne and Tamie Parker Song provide a sneak preview of this year's summit, which will be held on Friday, October 21st. Downloadable audio.

Sitka Health Summit hosts networking event

newsitkahealthsummitlogoLloyd Platson with Sitka Counseling and Martha Pearson from SEARHC Health Promotion talk about the upcoming Sitka Health Summit networking event. Downloadable audio.

Sitka Health Summit Offers More Funding for Health Projects

The Sitka Health Summit will introduce MAPP Community Health Assessment data to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 7:00pm at the Hames Center. And the Summit's 9th Annual Planning Day will be Friday, October 9th, 8:30am-4:00pm, at UAS. This year's Planning Day will offer funding for more local health improvement projects. Downloadable audio.

Sitkans Complete Community Health Assessment

Sitka MAPPSitka Health Summit partners discuss the recently-completed MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Community Health Assessment. Downloadable audio.

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.