Enumclaw Courier-Herald


Community invited to fifth annual health summit

April 16, 2013 · 10:49 AM

The public is invited to join the Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation for its fifth annual community health summit.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon on April 30 at the Summit Church in Enumclaw.

Mental health issues will be examined by Plateau residents, business owners, community leaders and the keynote speaker, Congressman Dave Reichert.

Organizers emphasize the event is not so much a conference but, rather, an opportunity for people to come together to understand the local mental health issues and community challenges. Attendees can be a part of the action plan to produce a change in our community to educate, create awareness, and expand access of effective mental health services to make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.

Presentations will include speakers from St. Elizabeth Hospital, law enforcement and Youth and Family Services.

Through community input and roundtable discussions, it has become evident that there are key areas that need immediate focus around mental health. In an effort to move in a positive direction, the task of educating, reducing negative stigmas and collaborating resources by engaging existing Plateau services to streamline a process is top priority for task force members.

Registration is required and free. Those wishing to attend can register online at enumclawrhf.org, by email at camk@enumclawrhf.org or by calling 360-802-3206


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