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Register now for the 2021 Sitka Health Summit virtual Planning Day on Thursday, Sept. 23

Are you ready to help pick two community wellness projects for Sitka to complete over the next year (2021-22)? Join us for the 2021 Sitka Health Summit virtual Planning Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, using Zoom.

For the last couple of weeks, the Sitka Health Summit Coalition has been accepting project ideas. These will be brought up during the Sitka Health Summit Planning Day meeting, when participants will start whittling them down to two goals to work on for the next year. The two winning community wellness projects will each receive up to $2,000 in seed money, plus some facilitation services to get the project going.

Past community wellness projects include becoming Alaska's first Bicycle Friendly Community, becoming Alaska's first Walk Friendly Community, starting the Sitka Farmers Market, launching the Fish to Schools program, building the ADA-compliant Sitka Community Playground, supporting the Hames Wellness Center, coordinating the Sitka Community Food Assessment, opening the Sitka Cloud teen center, launching the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen, designing a Choose Respect mural at Blatchley Middle School, and more (click on the Planning Day and Initiatives tabs for more details).

You can register now by clicking this link and submitting the online registration form by Thursday, Sept. 16. Chef Edith Johnson of Our Town Catering is preparing delicious, nutritious, and complimentary meals for our big event.

A big thanks to all the organizations who have come together to make this lunch and this special event happen:

First Bank, Outer Coast, Southeast Radiation Oncology, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), Sitka Counseling-HOPE Coalition, Sitkans Against Family Violence, Sitka School District, Sitka Salmon Shares, Sitka Tribe of Alaska-Social Services, Spinning Moon Apothecary, Spruce Root, UAS-Sitka Campus, and White's Inc.

Sitka Health Summit Planning Day Agenda

9:00am-4:00pm 9/23/2021

On Zoom

Planning Day Purpose: To reach consensus on two inspiring health initiatives

9:00-9:50 Opening, overview, and individual brainstorming answers to the central question “What inspiring wellness idea deserves Sitka’s attention in the next 365 days?”

10:05 – 10:50 Small group work to evaluate and get prioritize top ideas

11:00 – 11:45 Small groups report back, similar ideas are combined, and the full group prioritized top ideas.

11:45 – 1:30 Special lunch and wellness activities

1:30 – 2:15 Final selection of the two 2021-22 Health Summit goals

2:30 -3:30 Small groups work on new Health Summit goals:

· What would success look like for this project?

· Why is this goal important?

· When is our first meeting of the minds and who will be invited?

3:30-4:00 Report back, closing comments, evaluation

*Breaks, activities, door prizes and screen free time throughout.


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