Polk County Wellness Coalition plans reorganization

Published 5:10 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Polk County Wellness Coalition, a broad-based community partnership working to improve the health and quality of life for people in the Polk County area, met Thursday, Feb. 24.
The group, which recently lost some of its funding and as a result no longer has a paid coordinator, discussed plans for restructuring the organization.
Members of the coalition will provide a slate of board member nominations. The members will approve the 15-20 board memebers at the next wellness coalition meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 24 at noon at the Polk County Public Library.
The coalition also discussed general goals and needs, including the need to explore ways of finding additional financial support for the coalition.
The Access to Care Action Team of the wellness coalition reported that it is working to get a Farm Bureau van to help uninsured residents travel to and from the Saluda Medical Center in May. The center has the capacity to see 200 people in one day. The center is now accepting new uninsured patients.

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