Health partnership recognized

ALAMOSA — The San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership in all six counties was recognized for the creation of a regional disaster health response system.

The National Connection for Local Public Health awards local health departments who demonstrate significant accomplishments. The conference was held in New Orleans on July 11.

NACCHO represents the nation’s 3,000 local governmental health departments. These departments work every day to protect and promote the health and well- being for all people in their communities.

Kimberly Bryant, partnership coordinator, announced the national honor during a meeting on Monday of the SLV County Commissioners Association.

“Working together as a region has built trust and a greater sense of security as we call on others’ resources and expertise when needed, and helps us develop stronger community partners,” said Bryant. “Community partners reach a little further across the table with partners they trust. When we cooperate with good intentions and attitudes, others want to work with us to strengthen our communities.”

Kristin Hicks is an intern at The Valley Courier.