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True North and Triplicate co-sponsor candidates' forum

posted Apr 22, 2016, 1:12 PM by Nancy Raskauskas-Coons

The Triplicate and True North are hosting the Supervisor’s candidate forum!

Meet the candidates and hear their answers to important questions facing all Del Norters. 

You can submit questions for candidates by emailing tripnews@triplicate.com or rfornoff@triplicate.com. Questions can also be submitted the night of the event.

Plan to attend the candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Mary Peacock School.

Your vote counts!

DNATL Literacy Symposium planned

posted Apr 22, 2016, 12:48 PM by Nancy Raskauskas-Coons   [ updated May 25, 2016, 3:14 PM ]

Literacy symposium

RSVP today!

Help every child in our community learn the reading skills to help them succeed in life! The Del Norte Unified School District, School Systems Implementation Team and Building Healthy Communities invite you to participate in a Literacy Symposium from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center, 2332 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Seats are limited, RSVP today at bit.ly/literacydelnorte or by calling 707-465-1238. 

Join business leaders, educators, childcare providers and parents working together to change the narrative for children growing up in Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands!

Consider the statistics: According to recent data, 66% of children entering kindergarten in Del Norte don’t have the skills they need to succeed, and by third grade, 50% can not read at grade level.

What can we as a community do to reverse this trend and make literacy a priority? Join the movement for college and career readiness in Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands:


• 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7

• Elk Valley Rancheria Community Center, 2332 Howland Hill Road, Crescent City, CA 95531

• RSVP online at http://bit.ly/literacydelnorte or call 707-465-1238.

Sponsored by the School Systems Implementation Team; Del Norte Unified School District; and Building Healthy Communities - Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands.

Local residents to be featured at The California Endowment statewide celebration

posted Apr 8, 2016, 4:41 PM by Nancy Raskauskas-Coons

Next week, twenty local residents will travel from Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands to Los Angeles for the five-year celebration of Building Healthy Communities’ 10-year initiative to improve community health outcomes in 14 sites across California. The Building Healthy Communities statewide celebration is themed “Community. Power. Justice. A Healthy California for All.”

The California Endowment will honor and celebrate the work done by communities, such as Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands, to improve the health of Californians with a “Progress to Date” keynote speech from Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment; and Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities.

There will also be opportunities to attend numerous sessions and panels on a variety of health and community organizing topics. Several Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands representatives will present to the statewide audience:

• Rachel Marler, BHC Health Career Pathway Coordinator, will co-present with California School-Based Health Alliance and Health Corps, Inc. on “School-Based Wellness: Strategies for Success and Sustainability.”

• Michelle Carrillo, BHC Initiative Director for Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands, will co-present on “Transforming Systems with Youth Power.”

• Alex Fallman and Manuel Saavedra will co-present with fellow BHC youth leaders from Sacramento on the impact of “Voter Engagement” in elections for school board members, district attorneys and other local races that are often decided by hundreds, not thousands of votes each election season.

Finally, a mini-documentary about the local organizing movement and cross-organizational collaborations and agreements that returned cultural burning to Yurok Tribal Lands near Weitchpec will debut at the celebration. 

Building Healthy Communities - Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands plans to hold a local five-year celebration this autumn with reports from project teams including: education, early childhood literacy, food systems, youth and health career pathways.

Want to help change the narrative about what it means to grow up healthy in Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands? For more information on how you can join the movement for a healthier community, visit the BHC website www.bhcconnect.org/health-happens-here/bhcdnatl, call 707-465-1238, follow BHC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bhcdnatl, or stop by the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, 990 Front Street, Crescent City, CA, 95531.

Free social media and campaign trainings next Wednesday

posted Mar 23, 2016, 1:24 PM by Nancy Raskauskas-Coons

Next Wednesday, March 30, Building Healthy Communities - Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands will host free trainings in social media and campaign planning and messaging led by Rally. The event is funded by The California Endowment, with the goal to grow community knowledge in these important areas for promotion of events, advocacy campaigns and more.

Social Media Training
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

As the media landscape evolves, social media offers the opportunity for community-based efforts to tell their own story and shape a narrative. 

Whether you're a 140-character veteran or just created on lnstagram account yesterday, RALLY's Social Media Workshop will provide you with the roadmap you need to use social media effectively in your community as part of a communications strategy. We will teach you to: 
• shape a narrative
• reach your targeted audience
• build engagement in your community
(See the Facebook event)

Campaign Planning & Messaging 
1 to 4:30 p.m.
How does a campaign go from identifying a problem to celebrating a victory? 
Whether you're a by-the-book planner or someone who thrives on spontaneity, RALLY's Campaign Planning and Messaging Workshop will provide you with the tools to bring you success in 2016. Join us to learn how to: 
• set clear and realistic goals
• identify the key players that can get you to your goals
• craft a message that resonates with your target audience
• build a campaign pion that works smarter, not harder

(See the Facebook event)


If you are interested in attending one or both, please send an RSVP email asap to these three addresses:

We hope to see you there! For other questions, please call Building Healthy Communities at the Wild Rivers Community Foundation at 707-465-1238.

Healthy Lunch Box Workshop

posted Aug 15, 2014, 2:52 PM by BHC Staff

Free Workshop Program - Our Pathways to Health

posted Aug 8, 2014, 8:59 AM by BHC Staff

Our Pathways to Health is a FREE, six-week program that offers individuals living with long-term health conditions tools for managing symptoms and guidance for partnering with their providers. Developed by Stanford University, these workshops are designed to help participants identify and achieve small health goals in an encouraging and private group setting. 

New Opportunities for Families and Anyone who works with Children!

posted Aug 6, 2014, 9:14 AM by BHC Staff

First 5 Del Norte and the Local Planning Council are hosting webinars on fun sign language and building young children's self esteem in the month of August.

2014 Youth and Young Adult Academy - POSITIONS OPEN

posted Jun 1, 2014, 10:30 PM by BHC Staff   [ updated Jun 12, 2014, 11:52 AM by Makenzy Williams ]

Youth & Young Adult employees will be given the opportunity to be involved in Building Healthy Communities and gain invaluable skills and relationships in Del Norte County and the Adjacent Tribal Lands Workforce.

Under general supervision, youth employees will be expected to work up to 20 hours per week from June 30th through August 22nd.  Youth are to act as an ambassador and representative for California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP).
  • All participants will participate in:
    • Weekly training on life and job readiness skills 
    • Community projects/organizing 
    • Career development 
    • Healthy living 
    • Social connections 
    • Research and data analysis
  • Applicants must be a community member of Del Norte Country or the Adjacent Tribal Lands
  • Be between the ages of 14 & 24
  • Ability to listen and talk with respect
  • TWO forms of identification:
    • ID Card or Drivers' License
    • Social Security Card, Original Birth Certificate or Tribal Identification
Applications can be downloaded below in PDF or Word format.
Applicants must submitted a completed application form to CCRP by 5:00 pm, Friday, June 13th, 2014.
Applications can be sent via mail, email or fax.
Application received after this date will not be accepted.

1 Harp St., House 71
Arcata, CA 95521-8299


Phone: (707) 826 - 3400
Fax: (707) 826 - 3403

H.A.R.T. Centered School Readiness Series

posted Jan 17, 2014, 11:53 AM by BHC Staff

Do you want your child to be eager to learn and ready for school?
Find out how.

Monday, January 27

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