The team from Healthy Community Coalition consists of nurses, health educators, community health workers and support staff who offer services and events to support healthy lifestyles that prevent disease and improve one’s quality of life. Community outreach efforts appear in nearly every town of the region.
Together with community partners, our mobile health outreach efforts include providing: health screenings, blood pressure checks, flu shots, body composition analysis, health and wellness education, and connections to healthy living resources (finding a doctor, health insurance, food pantries and more).
Harm reduction services are also offered—an approach that emphasizes engaging directly with people who use drugs to prevent overdose and infectious disease transmission, and to improve their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
The team from Healthy Community Coalition will be at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair in Farmington which runs from September 17-23 providing all its usual services, including flu shots.
Hours staffed will be:
- Sunday, 10 am -2 pm
- Monday-Friday 11:30 am. - 4:30 pm
- Wednesday (Children’s Day) there will be a second shift from 4:30-7:30 pm.
- Saturday hours from 10 am - 2 pm.
Just look for the Healthy Community Coalition’s new colorful mobile health unit parked near the grandstand.
Harm Reduction Services
As the Substance Use Disorder crisis continues to plague our community, protecting the lives of those actively using drugs is critical until they are ready to begin a recovery plan. Harm reduction is an approach that emphasizes engaging directly with people who use drugs to prevent overdose and infectious disease transmission, and improve their physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Harm reduction services include providing:
- Naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and is easy to administer
- Hepatitis and HIV at-home testing kits
- Wound care supplies
- Fentanyl test strips
- Safer sex supplies
- Relationship building and support
- Resource connections
Evidence shows that having harm reduction services available contributes to safer communities.