The local Steering Committee is a central part of C2C’s approach to sustainable health care services. In Camp Coq, we have recruited 11 community members to join the committee and they meet regularly to advise C2C on everything from local health needs and priorities to the clinic staffing model and pricing.
Members of the Steering Committee serve as links between C2C and the community – acting as C2C’s ambassadors to the community as well as bringing the voice of the community to C2C. It is vital that membership be diverse. We are delighted that both the Catholic and Baptist churches, teachers from local schools, the former mayor, local women’s groups, and micro-credit organizations are represented on the current Committee.
With the clinic opening scheduled for late August, the Steering Committee is busy planning important engagement events, including community orientation sessions and a launch celebration to welcome the clinic to the community. The Steering Committee will welcome community members to the clinic for tours of the facility and the chance to meet the doctor, nurse, lab technician and auxiliary nurse who will staff the clinic.
The Steering Committee is a valued part of the C2C model, and we rely on their wisdom and advice to most effectively serve the community. Over time, they will continue to advise C2C about how to tailor our service offerings to meet local needs.