Community Health Council
The purpose of the Community Health Council (CHC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero to improve community health. The CHC seeks opportunities, offers solutions, and challenges threats. It communicates reliable and accurate information to Engage Estero leadership and residents to make informed decisions and encourage community engagement. The CHC supports and promotes the establishment of local, high-quality health facilities and programs to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of greater Estero.
What we’re doing…
The Community 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.
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