The Caring Community Coalition utilizes community partnerships, evidence-based programs, and environmental strategies to address problems in our county.
The Caring Community Coalition unites key leaders and community members in an effort to provide opportunities, increase knowledge, and effect positive change in our community. Members include representatives from Wasatch County Family Clinic, Wasatch County Health Department, Heber City Police Department, Wasatch County School District, Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department, local government, UVU-Wasatch, First Responders, and Intermountain Healthcare. The coalition has sponsored many successful events, including yearly Dinner in the Park and Concert in the Park.
Issues We Address
The CCC is currently focusing on addressing three issues relevant to our county’s needs: mental health, vaping/e-cigarettes, and marijuana.
CCC goals are to:
- Promote mental and physical wellness
- Decrease substance abuse rates in Wasatch County, particularly youth use rates
- Encourage family togetherness and support
- Strengthen community bonds and attachment
The coalition meets monthly to provide updates, discuss pertinent research, plan events and implement strategies. If you are interested in joining either the Caring Community Coalition or the Wasatch Mental Wellness Coalition, contact Colleen Oshier at firstname.lastname@example.org.