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Health Council

Our Mission

The purpose of the Health Council (HC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero to improve community health. The HC seeks opportunities, offers solutions, and challenges threats. It communicates reliable and accurate information to ECCL leadership and residents to make informed decisions and encourage community engagement. The HC supports and promotes the establishment of local, high-quality health facilities and programs to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of greater Estero.

 

 

 

What we’re doing…

The Health Council cooperates with communities and local health providers to identify needed preventive and health care services; fosters communication with residents of the greater Estero area regarding health issues and programs; and Assists Lee Health Coconut Point to operate a patient-centric facility that will focus on the health needs of all individuals in the region.

Health Campaigns…

Lee Health Coconut Point

Laboratory Services
Wellness Center
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Primary Care
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ER Facilities
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Mental Health and New College Students

Mental Health and New College Students

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Perhaps It’s Time to Enrich Your Life in Retirement

Perhaps It’s Time to Enrich Your Life in Retirement

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Understanding PTSD and Substance Abuse

Understanding PTSD and Substance Abuse

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Resources for Veterans of Afghanistan

Resources for Veterans of Afghanistan

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Masks effective against Red Tide

Masks effective against Red Tide

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Falls: The Good News and the Bad News

Falls: The Good News and the Bad News

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Five Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Five Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Two of the key areas that the ECCL focuses on concerning our vision, "To make the greater Estero area the best place to live, work, and play," are Healthcare and Safety.  With this in mind, the ECCL considered a recent article published by Kaiser Health Newsworthy of...

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