Contact: Michelle Riefe, Health Educator
573-874-6331 or CHAMP@GoColumbiaMO.com
There are still seats remaining at a series of focus groups, hosted by the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, where residents can share opinions about health issues in Boone County. The focus groups are one step in the process the department is going through to update its Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
"We believe the best way to identify and improve health issues in our community is with input from community members," said Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning. "By attending a focus group, residents have the opportunity to help shape what a healthy Boone County looks like."
Unless otherwise noted, focus groups begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal, followed by a meeting and discussion from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting schedule is as follows:
WARD 1 CITY OF COLUMBIA ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH
Central Missouri Community Action Center, 800 North Providence
WARD 2 CITY OF COLUMBIA ON THURSDAY, JULY 11TH
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast MO, 2101 Vandiver Drive
WARD 3 CITY OF COLUMBIA ON TUESDAY, JULY 9TH
Woodhaven, 1405 Hathman Place
WARD 4 CITY OF COLUMBIA ON THURSDAY, JULY 11TH
Columbia Public Library (Friends Room), 100 West Broadway
WARD 5 CITY OF COLUMBIA ON THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH (tomorrow night)
First State Community Bank, 300 Diego Drive
WARD 6 CITY OF COLUMBIA ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH
Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Boulevard
NORTHERN BOONE COUNTY ON MONDAY, JULY 15TH
Bob Lemone Bldg, Hallsville Fairgrounds, 500 Route OO in Hallsville
SOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH (tonight)
The Southern Boone County focus group, which begins tonight with dinner at 6 p.m. and discussion from 6:30 - 8 p.m., is full. Those wishing to share their opinions are invited to complete the online Community Health Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s_prize.aspx?sm=DNBNsXEl74VTKXU7mPAL5A==. The survey closes on June 30th.
Seats are limited to the first 12 residents who sign up, based on their place of residence. Those interested should call or email Michelle Riefe, Health Educator, at 573-874-6331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner and childcare provided.