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Health Council

Our Mission

The purpose of the ECCL’s Health Council is to advocate for the resources to improve the health and wellbeing of persons living and working in the greater Estero area by supporting the creation of physical, social, and economic environments resulting in better health outcomes.

 

 

 

What we’re doing…

The Health Council cooperates with communities and local health providers to identify needed preventive and health care services; fosters communication with residents of the greater Estero area regarding health issues and programs; and Assists Lee Health Coconut Point to operate a patient-centric facility that will focus on the health needs of all individuals in the region.

Health Campaigns…

Lee Health Coconut Point

Laboratory Services
Wellness Center
Pharmacy
Primary Care
Specialist Care

Emergency Care

24/7 care
ER Facilities
Urgent Care Options

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Masks effective against Red Tide

Masks effective against Red Tide

Florida Gulf Coast University's Water School has determined that the same masks the public has worn during the pandemic appear to filter airborne red tide droplets. People susceptible to respiratory illnesses, or who are exposed for long periods of time may find some...

Falls: The Good News and the Bad News

Falls: The Good News and the Bad News

Prepared by the ECCL’s Health Council and the “Fall’s” Sub-Committee More people over 65 in Lee County die from a fall than all people who die in a motor vehicle...

Five Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Five Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Two of the key areas that the ECCL focuses on concerning our vision, "To make the greater Estero area the best place to live, work, and play," are Healthcare and Safety.  With this in mind, the ECCL considered a recent article published by Kaiser Health Newsworthy of...

You Can Save A Life-Using an AED

You Can Save A Life-Using an AED

It’s frightening to witness someone at home who has collapsed. If they’re not breathing or gasping for breath: call 911 and immediately begin CHEST COMPRESSIONS. Watch the 30 second New York-Presbyterian Hospital YouTube video, “Everyone Can Save a...

Masks and sanitation supplies appreciated by community

Masks and sanitation supplies appreciated by community

On behalf of the many individuals and businesses that have expressed their gratitude to the Village Council for distributing many thousands of masks to residents and 300 commercial hand sanitizers to small businesses, the ECCL applauds the recent initiative. The...

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

      An Important Message on CPR from ECCL’s Health Council’s Cardiac Subcommittee. According to American Heart Association statistics, 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in...

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