Healthy Harvey Coalition
June 5, 2013 – Meeting Minutes

Welcome & Introductions

Members in attendance    Hilary Dopfel, Sarah Key, Mindy Parry, Amy Mitchell. Ashley Bergner, Beverly Roberts, Merresa Akers, Melissa Koehn, Beth Green, Nancy Martin, Jo Lehrman, Malea Hartrickson, Susan Jackson, John Waltner, Randy Hague, Joy Robb, Lisa Bartel, Tina Payne, Jennifer Koontz, Tracie Strain, Denise Duerksen
Education / Presentations

Healthy Communities Initiative – Hilary and Lisa presented on the Healthy Communities Initiative Planning Grant, expectations and timeline.


a)    Coalition Bylaws – Hilary reviewed the drafted Coalition Bylaws. The leadership team will be developing the purpose and goals. Final bylaws will be voted on at the August coalition meeting. Coalition members are able to read the drafted bylaws in further detail and email Hilary at with any edits or suggestions.
b)    Policy brainstorming session – Hilary and Lisa discussed the differences between a “program” and a “policy”. Examples were given for physical activity and nutrition policies and then the group broke into small groups to brainstorm ideas for Harvey County.

Other    a)    Upcoming Meeting
b)    Work Well KS Training
c)    Community Updates / Announcements    a)    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 12pm-1pm in the Prairie Room and Newton Medical Center
b)    The second Newton WorkWell KS training (for 7 new organizations) will be July 11 and 12. Please contact Lisa at if you are interested in attending.
c)    Handout

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