VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO SERVE ON COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ALLIANCE

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO SERVE ON COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ALLIANCE

Doña Ana County is seeking volunteers to serve on its Health and Human Services (HHS) Alliance, which serves as the primary advisory body to the HHS Department regarding improvements to the health status of Doña Ana County’s residents.

The Alliance improves coordination and collaboration, nurtures public understanding, strengthens accountability, promotes informed policy-making and provides an opportunity for effective community input. According to HHS Director C. Silvia Sierra, members of the Alliance have the opportunity to participate in border-wide issues.

The Alliance considers a broad range of health and human services needs and facilitates direct lines of communication between internal departments and external agencies.

According to Alliance Chair Tony Martinez, membership reflects a cross section of the community. The membership includes individuals with a wide range of strengths, abilities, experiences, and resources found within the community. Diverse membership enhances collaboration and helps the Alliance develop a more comprehensive response to community needs.

The Alliance is soliciting applications for the following vacant categories: advocate, consumer, educational and/or provider. To request an application for Alliance membership, contact Laura Henry, Alliance Facilitator at the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department at (575) 525-5834 or by email at laurah@donaanacounty.org.

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews: may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.