What have we been doing?
Falfurrias Forum and Summer Festival
On June 2, 2019 the BHOLD project held their first Falfurrias forum and summer festival. The planning of this event was carried out by CACOST and members of the BHOLD coalition and planning committee. This event was held to bring the community together to hear the results of their Community Needs Assessment. Dr. Stephen Lenz did a presentation on BHOLD and educated community members on the process of the needs assessment. The overall goal was to share information, communicate the results of the needs assessment, engage historically excluded and underrepresented individuals, and end with a celebration of achievement and completion. A unique aspect of this forum included the voices of the community being heard. Community members had an opportunity to talk in small groups and prioritize their identified needs.Upon the conclusion of the forum, the community went outside to the summer festival and celebrated the first year of our project. We look forward to year two and the great things to come!
Community Needs Assessment Results
During our Falfurrias Forum and Summer Festival, Dr. Lenz presented findings on an extensive needs assessment conducted in the community. The BHOLD collaborative spent several months organizing and helping members of the community fill out the survey via survey monkey and paper copies. During the community forum Dr. Lenz presented the top findings of the community. Attendees of the forum had a chance to sit down and talk about what their top priorities were based on the results of the CNS. Some of the top priorities ranked by community members included social environment (ex: activities in the community), mental health (ex: mental health access, suicide prevention), and health (ex: no specialist, OB/GYN).
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Did you know?
Brooks County will be highlighted in a Podcast through the HOGG Foundation for mental health. April Anzaldua will be interviewed about the BHOLD project and discuss the needs of the community, mental health, and Suicide.
Strategic Plan is a way to communicate what the organization‘s goals are and the actions needed to achieve those goals.
Strategic Planning is an organizational management activity used to set priorities. It is used to define a direction and make decisions that work towards a common goal of establishing agreement around the intended outcome or results.
- October 4, 2019 Strategic Planning
This is a FREE Training for our collaborative. Dr. Josue Valerio will be conducting our Strategic Planning training.
- November ___ 2019 BHOLD Meeting
This meeting is open to the community
Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and to you, the community for participation in our BHOLD project! This includes surveys, meetings, Falfurrias Forum and Festival, and donations made that made our event and project a success. Prior to the presentation we had Mellie Burdette’s Twirling Academy do a performance at the beginning.
BHOLD Mission, Vision, and Values
BHOLD Vision is that Brooks County is an educated, prosperous, strOng, healthy, and drug-free community.
The mission of behold is to support, advocate, and guide Brooks County residents to be educated, resilient, healthy, and drug-free through continued collaboration with other entities.
Values: Teamwork, Leadership, Inclusive, Accountable, Service and Success.