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2021 Meeting Schedule

For a full listing of all work group meeting dates and time, click here.

Plan now to join us for all full Coalition Meeting, held quarterly, the second Thursday at 3:00 pm. Until further notice they will be held virtually.

Computer or Laptop:

Phone: 1.888.240.2560  meeting ID 955267542#  passcode 3535#

August 12
November 11

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For more information on when a particular subcommittee meets please click on one of the links below:

Executive Committee
Better Birth Outcomes
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Food Access & Equity
Life-long Wellness
Liveable Communities
Resilient & Trauma-Informed Communities

Facing COVID 19 Resurgence With Mind Body and Spirit

The jubilation of returning from our COVID confinement has collided with a new reality. Delta and lambda COVID variants are here, packing viral loads 1,000 times greater than the original COVID 19 virus. At our August quarterly full coalition meeting, Thursday, August 12 3-4:30 pm, we face these new and raging variants with strength. This special team:  MiMi Sedjat, LCSW, Eastern Shore Community Services Board Director, Lea Porche, M.D., an EVMS specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, and Rev. Gary Miller, St. John’s United Methodist, will share wisdom, science and insight to help face this next wave with strong minds, bodies and spirits.  Their brief, pre-recorded interviews, found here, will stimulate community conversation about resilience, resources, and trusted relationships to see us through. These interviews are pre-recorded so that you can share them with friends, family and neighbors.

We had a brief COVID break. Now, take a deep breath. As a coalition, we study trauma. We know that resilience is key. To that end, see important resilience strategies here. Stay well & stay close.

Understanding Trauma

Eastern Shore Healthy Communities sponsored these four presentations on trauma this past spring:

1. What does being trauma-informed really mean? April 29, 2021.

2. What does it mean to become a trauma-informed organization? May 13, 2021

3. What does it mean to become a trauma-informed community? May 25, 2021

4. Present This information Yourself: Train-the-Trainer. June 23, 2021

Recordings or slides of the presentations along with additional materials are available here.

Melissa McGinn, Greater Richmond SCAN’s Director of Community Prevention Programs and State Coordinator for Virginia’s Trauma-Informed Community networks was our presenter. We thank the Virginia State Office of Rural Health for funding to provide these presentations and materials.

Want to learn more? Join us monthly (second Tuesday at 1 pm) for our virtual Resilient & Trauma-Informed Communities Work Group meetings:    

[Phone only dial:  1.888.240.2560 enter meeting ID 955267542# enter passcode 3535#.]

At each meeting we share experiences on the road to becoming trauma-sensitive and informed individuals and organizations. We also offer mini-presentations to keep the learning fresh.