Hello and welcome to CHC and our inaugural offering. If we have not met, I hope you use this website, and contact us, and explore opportunities that will allow us to get to know each other better. Those of you who know me, know I am passionately driven to help others succeed in helping others. To that end, in designing this website, I wanted to create a space that offers you the latest best quality information, tools, and resources to inspire change, instill confidence and improve competence. Things Worth Knowing will be that space for us to learn with and from each other. Regularly updated articles will introduce ideas, opportunities (such as the opportunity to participate in a meaningful campaign presented in the following article, W.E.P.A! Puerto Rico), and even some of our nationally renown consultant partners and their expertise, just as our third article does by introducing Dr. Deirdre Anderson, and her extraordinary efforts empowering and supporting women in leadership around the world. CHC will also invite national, community, coalition, and organizational leaders to submit articles, and create forums to share best practices and lessons learned.
I would also like to thank all of the amazing leaders who expressed support, encouragement and counsel, for this new adventure. Some who shared their appreciation in the form of testimonials you will discover as you explore this website. They reflect the diversity of change agents I have been privileged to work with over many years. Researchers and resources, international partners, federal agencies, state and municipal organizations and community coalition leaders share their thoughts about their experience working with me and CHC. In the spirit of partnership and collaboration, if you click on their name or organizational logo, you will be linked to their websites, to learn more about their extraordinary contributions. I encourage you to explore them all. You may find one that speaks to you and your current needs. We are all bettered by this kind of collaboration and sharing.
When I led the training and technical assistance department at CADCA, I would start my staff meetings with an opening question and activity… “Tell me something, I don’t know.” I was often surprised with what was shared, always edified, and never disappointed. Information, tools, resources, expertise, to surprise, edify, and never disappoint. Things worth knowing, that you may not have known about had it not been for our insatiable desire to provide a space anyone to tell us something we don’t know. That’s the guiding principal for this page. I hope to meet you here often.