Listening Session to Zero In On Health Concerns
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 4, 2017
A gathering this afternoon at Cody Coffee Roasters will give insight to state officials on the health needs of the community.
Stephanie Pyle is the Acting Senior Administrator of the Public Health Division for the Wyoming Department of Health. She says there are ten community engagement sessions across the state, and they are designed to gather information from citizens regarding the health issues they are facing.
Pyle says that the State already has quantitative data – meaning they have numbers and statistics regarding state health issues. However, the statewide listening sessions will provide qualitative data, which will help officials develop a complete State Health Improvement Plan.
Pyle says the open houses around the state were developed in partnership with the Wyoming Business Council. The open house this afternoon from 2-6 at Coffee Roasters will be a less structured setting, giving attendees a chance to visit with state health officials on a one-on-one basis; then the evening listening session will begin at 6:30.
Pyle adds that anyone who can’t make the community engagement session can give their input by taking an online survey at sha.wyo.gov/engagement.