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LWV Jeffco Health Interest Group Meeting


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This is a meeting for all members interested in Health Issues, including, but not limited to:
General, Health Insurance, Reproductive Rights, and Gun Safety.

A very interesting video of the LWV La Plata County 7 month healthcare insurance survey:
https://youtu.be/crAMnR9S1TQ


Annette Cannon, Jeffco Coroner, LWVJeffco member, and Health IG member, shares important information on the drug overdose epidemic:

"I recently was offered an opportunity as the Jefferson County Coroner to participate in some Overdose Prevention videos.. A fellow board member on the RETAC (Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council) had connected me with a person named Pamela Gould, MPH. Pamela is a Certified Prevention Specialist with Jeffco Public Health. She asked if I could record a few video clips from a coroner’s point of view regarding overdose prevention and to address overdose deaths in Jefferson County. Of course, I accepted, and she came to my office with her camera. There are some very important messages in the videos.
Two videos were created, and both were placed on two different websites. The videos are geared towards teens, but have valuable resources and information for adults also. May 10 has been declared as National Fentanyl Awareness Day! With that in mind, the videos were released to the public on that day.Please take a few moments to watch and then share them with everyone you know (children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends, groups, organization, etc.) They are not specific to Jeffco, so please share freely."
Please help me in my efforts to prevent overdoses and overdose deaths in Jefferson County.

https://www.jeffcoteens.org/ODPrevention
https://www.twelvetalks.com

Health IG Minutes 12/7/2022

The Health Interest Group will follow Gun Violence Prevention through the LWVCO Task Force.
- Check for information at LWVCO Gun Violence Prevention under "Advocacy."
- Check out the Blog for Gun Violence Prevention Blog at LWVCO under "About Us."
- Consider following/joining gun violence prevention advocacy organizations such as: Everytown/MomsDemandAction, BradyUnited, ColoradoCeasefire

The Health Interest Group will follow Reproductive Justice through the LWCCO Task Force.
Reproductive Justice Newsletter
- We are planning to train members on how to present Reproductive Rights programs to other members and the public.
- Follow the interest in a Colorado Constitutional Amendment enshrining Reproductive Rights 

We will follow the work of the Jefferson County Task Force making plans for the use of drug settlement money.

The Group needs additional members to follow Universal Health Care (a possible 2023 ballot issue) and Medicare privatization.

Brief synopsis of the November 14, 2022 meeting:
a) Gun Violence Prevention: open carry locally; including gun safety as a public health issue, can work with LWVCO Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. b) Reproductive Justice: Work with LWVCO Task Force. c) Medical insurance: Single payer healthcare - possible ballot proposal; privatization of Medicare. d) Substance use/abuse: A Jefferson County Task Force is making plans for the use of drug settlement money. They are forming sub-committees now. 
Health IG Organizational Minutes 11/14/2022
When:
Thursday, January 19, 2023, 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM
Meeting ID:
897 864 7836
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Christina A Manthey
President
303-810-6824 (c)
 
Bette Seeland
1st VP - Programming
720-436-7986 (c)
Category:
Interest group
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only