Community Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

Our Mission:
To Be a think tank for creative ideas about community health and how to impact the health of greater Estero favorably.

  • Develop strategy, plans, programs, partnerships, awareness, and initiatives that improve the health of greater Estero in a meaningful and measurable way.
  • Help define what “health” means to the community and us and engage people around that ideal
  • Organize and engage the community through education, activism, information, creativity, organizational support, and structure recommendations
  • Be the conduit and connection for resources, including but not limited to traditional medical organizations/establishments, wellness groups, fitness groups, medical professionals, and Blue Zone
  • Collaborate with other Engage Councils, community groups, healthcare organizations, and businesses to impact the health and quality of life in greater Estero
  • Investigate opportunities, grants, and financial support for our goals where needed

Our Purpose:

We exist to provide guidance, information, education, and initiatives and engage citizens in efforts that result in healthy options, decisions, and behaviors.

Our Values

Values essential to success and longevity:

  • Integrity
  • Open and honest communication
  • Respect for other ideas and expertise
  • Shared responsibility and resources
  • Follow through on what you say you will do
  • Care about what we are trying to achieve
  • Innovation and creative thinking (open to doing things in a new way)

Our Vision:

We aspire to have greater Estero Recognized As” The Healthiest Community In Florida.”

Health Campaigns…

Lee Health Coconut Point

Laboratory Services
Wellness Center
Pharmacy
Primary Care
Specialist Care

Emergency Care

24/7 care
ER Facilities
Urgent Care Options

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*Health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity: The World Health Organization, 1948, revised in 1976 to include the underlined text.

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