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Our Vision

"A community working in cooperation to ensure the health and well being of all its residents." 

Our Mission

"To promote community collaboration through framework of coordination, assessment and solutions." 

Community-Identified Priorities

1) Violence Prevention

2) Behavioral Health

3) Substance Use

4) Healthy Eating

5) Active Living

History of Council

The Community Wellness Council originated in 1993 as the Valencia County Coalition for Families, Children and Community (VCC-FCC), and was “…dedicated to helping build better futures for children and families in Valencia County.” The Valencia Maternal Child Health (MCH) Council served in an advisory capacity to the VCC-FCC. In 1999 the VCC-FCC was reorganized as the Valencia Community Partnership, transitioning from a service organization to a focused health assessment and planning organization.

In 2010 the council once again reorganized to become the Community Wellness Council with the mission to promote community collaboration through a framework of coordination, assessment and solutions. Through its many transitions and iterations the Council has retained its 501©3 status and an active and dedicated leadership team passionate about community wellness, health and safety. In addition, the Community Wellness Council continues to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils which includes Tribal partners.

Measuring Success

The Council focuses its work on a wide variety of issues including: wellness, health equity, injury prevention, and health promotion. On-going council-sponsored assessments will provide county stakeholders and other residents with data on both community problems and how collaboration and cooperation are addressing effectively addressing them.

Priorities & Partnerships

The Council is working to become an information hub in which a framework is used to assess the on-going needs in Valencia County, and by meeting identified needs through the promotion of collaboration between agencies, coalitions, and action groups. Our partnering agencies and organizations include local coalitions, governmental bodies, schools, non profit organizations, civic groups, and service agencies. The Council is currently conducting an assessment of the diverse community groups that are active in the county.

Contracted Staff

The Community Wellness Council (CWC) is requesting applications in reference to a Health Council Coordinator/Grant Writer for approximately 30 hours per week at $25.00 per hour with potential for hours to increase.

Interested applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree related to identified qualification areas

* (3) or more years of experience of successful grant writing

* Must provide proof of a history of grant successful writing and receipt of awards for grants in the amount of $15,000.00 or greater with a focus on the following areas: Prevention and Treatment of substance abuse and the problems/harms associated with substance abuse, increasing access to health care and effective mental health care, community health, coalition building, reduction of adverse childhood experiences, and other focus areas that positively impact health, wellness, and safety.

* Ability to access local data and to make essential connections between this data and evidence-based practices, strategies, policies, and/or programing to positively impact health priority areas.

* Ability to meet regularly with the CWC Board and the 100% Community Taskforces

* Excel in communication both electronic and in person

* Experience working as a contractor is preferred

* Bilingual in Spanish is preferred

Please submit a cover letter, resume' and documentation of your history of successful grant writing and awards as described above electronically to: [email protected] no later than noon on September 7, 2021.


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