Tag Archives: Healthy Tomorrows’

Community Wellness Nonprofit Closes

Healthy Tomorrows logo. Courtesy of Healthy Tomorrows Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of Kodiak’s nonprofits is closing next week. Healthy Tomorrows coordinator Merissa Koller-Williams says around 2009 or 2010, Providence Health & Services adopted Healthy Tomorrows under the Affordable Care Act and took over funding. That funding is now ending. Koller-Williams explains the organization began in 2008 as the community’s solution to ... Read More »

Agriculture Workshops Covers Policy and Marketing Produce

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An agriculture workshop this week will focus on organic farming, food policy, and marketing locally grown food. Kodiak Healthy Tomorrows organized the event and invited Minnesota-based Kathy Zeman to speak. Zeman, an operations manager for the Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association and owner of Simple Harvest Farm, says people need to look at the actual cost of producing cheap ... Read More »

Volunteer Nominated as Wellness Champion at Local Planning Day

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A volunteer in the community won recognition as “wellness champion” at the recent Kodiak Strong Planning Day. Healthy Tomorrows, which organizes the planning day, started collecting nominations in October, and announced Steve Rounsaville as this year’s champion at the event. Rounsaville is a former fisherman and teacher who both coaches and mentors kids. He says as his own ... Read More »

Kodiak Strong Planning Day Leads to Two Community Goals

Kayla Desroches/KMXT This last Saturday, the 2016 Kodiak Strong Planning Day gathered community members together to decide on goals it can complete in a year’s time. Event organizer and Healthy Tomorrows coordinator, Merissa Koller Williams, says the event was small, but constructive. “This year, we had about half as many participants as we had last year. Last year, we had ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Strong 2016

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with Kodiak Strong organizer Merissa Koller Williams and facilitator Doug Osborne. The event brings community members together to pinpoint initiatives that will improve the quality of life and wellbeing in Kodiak. Koller Williams updates listeners on the progress the community made on last year’s goals and talks about Kodiak ... Read More »

Providence Survey First Step to Act on Community Needs

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Surveys are the bread and butter of data collection for cities like Kodiak, where organizations need to know what issues affect quality of life in their own communities and find solutions. Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center uses the survey method every three years to connect with its pool of patients and determine Kodiak’s health needs. Non-for-profit hospitals across ... Read More »

Walk Downtown for Your Farmer’s Market Fix

Spinach. Jasmine&Roses/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT You don’t have to wait until summer to buy goods at a Kodiak farmer’s market. You just need to drop by Sutliff True Value downtown tonight. Or their parking lot, anyway. Merissa Koller Williams, executive director of the community wellness group, Healthy Tomorrows, says a farmer’s market tonight is one community initiative which received funding last ... Read More »

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