While there are a number of factors that drive cancer, early detection (including recommended screenings) and preventive measures can lessen the burden of cancer on an individual’s and a community’s health.
Good nutrition, regular physical activity and a healthy body weight are essential components for overall health and well-being.
Injury is the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44, and was the fourth leading cause of death in Wyoming in 2013, according to Healthy People 2020.
Collecting data on homeless people can be very difficult given the nature of their circumstances. Across the nation, each community is responsible for organizing one day each year to do a “point-in-time count” in order to provide an estimate of the homeless population in their communities.
The social determinants of health are the conditions and circumstances in which people live, work and play—the ones that they are born into and grow up in.
Access to quality healthcare has a profound effect on every aspect of a person’s health.
Clinical preventive services provide incredible opportunities for increased life expectancy and the maintenance of a higher quality of life. Access to care is about more than simply the cost.
A diverse partnership is necessary in order to assess our community’s needs and plan how to address those needs. Laramie County organizations have a long history of working together. Those partnerships were formalized in 1997 under the umbrella of the Healthier Laramie County Community Partnership (LCCP). Today, the completely volunteer-driven LCCP consists of nearly 65 partners, comprised of human service organizations, private-sector individuals, faith-based groups, funders and local and state government representatives dedicated to serving vulnerable residents throughout the county as part of a comprehensive planning effort.
LCCP’s Community Action Teams are seeking to engage more people with lived experience to help design and implement interventions aimed at improving conditions in our community in targeted areas. To create meaningful change in our community we require the voices of all people, but particularly the voices of our neighbors who have lived the experiences and conditions we strive to […]
"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else." P. T. Barnum
On September 21st, the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne will be hosting Dancing with the Stars of Cheyenne. We are very excited to announce that the theme of DWTS this year is “The Greatest Showman” so get ready Cheyenne to be enchanted and entertained by the magic of the BIG TOP! Guests will be delighted with juggling, trapeze artists, and even perhaps a lion jumping through a hoop!
We will have professional dancers from Reformation Dance Company, Ballet Wyoming and Act II Studios matched with celebrity dancers. Our 2018 dancers are……
Samm Caselli from Taco Johns International with Terri Applegarth
Brenda Elliott from McGee, Hearne & Paiz with Jonathan Hedger
Laure Farkas from Black Hills Energy with Giovanni Pinto
Happy Friday everyone. We are so excited for a special little girl who is jumping out of her skin as she awaits the school bus to begin her first day of school. This little 1st grader is running around with her red backpack telling everyone "I'm going to school today"!!!!!!
If you are interested in helping us provide her with some new school clothes, please contact the shelter and we will provide you with her sizes and needs. This is the best part of our job...