We provide a collective voice and forum for advocacy and education of non-profits in Mesa County
The newly formed (2015) Community Impact Council is a merger between the long-standing Human Services Council (HSC) and the newer Community Impact Network (CIN).
Our Mission: To provide a collective voice and forum for advocacy and education of non-profits in Mesa County.
Our Vision: Ensure the sustainability and positive impact of non-profits in Mesa County through education, advocacy and collaboration.
Our Goals: Developing connections between agencies and the community at large through:
- Education and training
- Collaboration and networking
- Advocacy and sustainability
The Community Impact Council encourages partnerships with a broad coalition that fosters collaborations among organizations providing services and education in Mesa County and those business and governmental organizations that support them:
- Participate in a unique forum to network with other community organizations on projects, events and funding opportunities.
- Access to venues and tools to update other agencies on new programs, events, and changes.
- Receive information pertinent to creating effective programs, organizational efficiencies, and better policies and procedures.
The Community Impact Council is proud to build on the foundation of the Human Services Council and excited to explore new opportunities in our community for the local non-profit sector.
For more information, and to submit your questions, visit our Candidate Forum Page.
Public Health Update
October 13, 2016
SELF-EXAMINATIONS & EDUCATION ARE KEY TO EARLY BREAST CANCER DETECTION
• Breast cancer is an issue for both women and men.
• Although women are more likely to have breast cancer, men are still at risk.
• Early detection of breast cancer gives those with the disease a five-year survival rate of 99
• Conduct self-exams at home.
o Lie on your back, so that your breast tissue spreads evenly over the chest wall and as thin as
o Use the finger pads of the three middle fingers of one hand to feel for lumps in the opposite
o Use overlapping dime-sized circular motions of the finger pad to feel the breast tissue.
• Warning signs for men and women include irritation or dimpling of breast skin, a new lump in the
breast or underarm, thickening or swelling of part of the breast, pulling in of the nipple or other
parts of the breast and pain in any area of the breast.
• Talk to your health care provider immediately if you have any symptoms or notice any
abnormalities during your self exam.
WOOD AND PELLET STOVE SET-UP AND SAFETY
• Autumn has arrived and winter is just around the corner. Mesa County residents who utilize wood
and pellet stoves should take time now to ensure those stoves are safe and ready for use.
• Wood or pellet stoves that haven’t been cleaned properly can cause house fires due to buildup
caused by smoke and soot. They also effect air quality and can release hazardous chemicals like
• Get started safely this season:
o Have a qualified professional install stoves, chimney connectors and chimneys.
o Your chimney and stove should be inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep before
o Burn only dry, seasoned wood or pellets appropriate for your stove.
o Remember, stoves need space. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from the stove.
o Install and maintain carbon monoxide and smoke alarms outside each sleeping area on every level
of your home.
• Clean the inside of your stove periodically using a wire brush.
• Always allow ashes to cool before disposing of them. Place ashes in a covered metal container at
least 10 feet away from your home and other buildings.
• If you have a wood or pellet stove, check to see if it has an Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) sticker. Those without stickers must follow wood stove burn restrictions throughout the
winter depending on air quality.
• Visit health.mesacounty.us for the latest air quality conditions.
For more information, visit health.mesacounty.us and mesacountyhealth.com.
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