Prevention Office Receives Funding
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 7, 2018
After the State legislature removed funding to cities and towns for health prevention education and resources a few years ago, communities were left to fend for themselves. And in Park County, the Prevention and Wellness office at Cody Regional Health had run out of funds.
But Wendy Morris, whose position with the Prevention Office had ended at the end of last year due to lack of funding, says the Wyoming Department of Health is now working with the Wyoming County Commissioners Association to grant money to each county to support local prevention. And on Tuesday, the Park County commissioners decided that Cody Regional Health will serve as the fiscal agent for those funds.
Morris says that thanks to these dollars, prevention work will be able to continue in partnership with the Park County Commissioners, Park County Health Coalition, and Cody Regional Health.
Morris says that although Cody Regional Health will be holding those funds, she and another staffer will also be working closely with Powell Valley Healthcare, Heritage Health Center and the Park County Public Health Office to be a resource for the entire county when it comes to Prevention and Wellness education.
The new funding will kick in July 1st of this year.