(Sitka Health Summit photo provided by Charles Bingham)

The Sitka Health Summit met for its annual Planning Day on Thursday (9-23-21) to generate ideas to improve health in Sitka. After a day of virtual discussion and activities, the group of around 40 people zeroed in on two goals for this year— ending homelessness in Sitka by implementing a proposal for a tiny homes community on Jarvis Street, and revamping the Community Schools program.

Doug Osborne and Johnny Elliot joined KCAW’s Meredith Redick to announce the goals- this year the Sitka Health Summit chose creating a sustainable after schools program and end homelessness in Sitka.

Those interested in either project can attend one of the following kickoff meetings:
-Homelessness — 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, over Zoom, contact Gayle Young, 7477978, sitkahc@gmail.com

-Community Schools — 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at a location TBA, contact Andrew Friske, 738-3141, andrewf@mehs.us