When Park City Community Foundation brought the community together in early 2017 to form the new Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance, we knew the need was critical. There weren’t enough prevention efforts, people didn’t know where to turn in their time of need, and the necessary services often weren’t available.
Partners such as CONNECT Summit County, the Summit County Health Department, Valley Behavioral Health, Park City Hospital, Park City Mountain, and many other businesses, providers, nonprofits, and agencies have come to the table to ensure that sustainable, systemic change takes place.
The Summit County Mental Wellness Strategic Plan was adopted in November 2017, and serves as an adaptable, living guide to what needs to change, how, and when.
Prevention efforts are ramping up, with the Communities That Care committee taking a deep dive into the local data, and priority areas for intervention beginning to emerge. A youth involvement committee comprised of students from North Summit, South Summit, and Park City School Districts has formed and meets regularly to share ideas and plan joint efforts to help their peers make the most of wellness and life.
Park City Community Foundation is committed to sparking broad community impact on the issues that matter most. When change is needed on something as important as mental wellness, the Community Foundation knows the key partners and how to move, together, toward effective action.
We share our expertise with philanthropists who want to make a difference, powering change by helping direct financial resources where they can be most strategic.
In the video above and in our earlier post, you can learn more about how this effort came about, why it matters, and how the Community Foundation helps make greater Park City the place that everyone wants it to be.