Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:58 p.m.
Last year, the pilot program Spokane Matters was launched. The program has engaged community stakeholders and helped solve district specific problems!
As the program continues, one of District 3’s top priorities is health and safety outreach and education. This priority was selected after the team initially met and discovered there were a lot of 911 calls placed for people seeking non-emergency medical assistance. The group also found that there were a surprising number of health resources available to people in this community.
Seeing this gap, the group recognized that some citizens may not be aware of the health resources available in their community, which may be why they call 911 for non-emergency medical services. By educating citizens of District 3 of the health resources in their neighborhood we aim to continue to address the issue of reducing the number of non-emergency 911 calls by helping to connect them to the appropriate medical services to meet their needs.
Next week, City of Spokane Fire Department personnel and Red Cross volunteers will be canvasing the West Central neighborhood passing out educational information. This includes a door hanger detailing heart attack and stroke warning signs. In addition, information about an upcoming Health Education Fair will be passed out.
The Health Education Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N Belt.
The event will include the following providers: WSU School of Pharmacology, Frontier Behavioral Health, Native Project, Chas Maple Street Clinic, Multi-Care, Kaiser Permanente, Unify Community Health WCCC, Health Department, Providence’s Mobile Mammograms, Providence, Excelsior, Spokane C.O.P.S., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, Old Place Ministries, West Central Mission and Better Health Together.