MCCH Council names eight priorities for year

By QCS Staff The Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council has outlined eight priorities for 2008 to improve the quality of life and health in Quay County. They are: l Substance abuse l Suicide l Family Violence l Childhood Obesity l Health Care Access l Teen Pregnancy l Childcare l Immunizations Based on […]

Students look into commercial appeal

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun “I’ll never watch commercials the same way again,” said Beverly Lansdell, 14. “I wasn’t bored during the whole day,” said Caitlin Deitz, 16 . “It was cool,” said Jennifer Osborne, 14. That was the response of several San Jon teens who attended a media literacy program and ad campaign […]

Wellness fair coming Saturday

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By all accounts, the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council is ready for its bi-annual Community Wellness Fair, and it hopes for the biggest one in its short history. The fair, which began as a women’s wellness fair, expanded to a community-wide fair in 2000. The 2004 […]

Community forum focuses on teen troubles

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Teens are notoriously troubled — a fact easily backed by statistics from the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council. A 2003 survey of county high school students reported 32 percent were so sad and hopeless every day for a two-week period it affected their usual behavior. Nineteen percent said […]

Teen pregnancy down in county

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari knows all about teen pregnancy, according to statistics from the Maternal Child and Community Health Council (MCCH). But while Quay County once had one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the nation, said Alida Brown, coordinator for MCCH, that is changing. Quay County’s teen pregnancy rate dropped 53 […]