When community members and organizations join their resources and dream together, we can improve economic stability, increase opportunity, and develop healthier lifestyles.
New industries continue to relocate to the growing rural community of Bastrop County. This creates a need to identify and create relevant career pathways to provide all working-age individuals in Bastrop County. When the community works together to create access to careers, both individuals and their families across the county benefit. BCACH and its local business partners create opportunities to learn new skills and increase their confidence.
The powerful collaboration among BCACH partners removes barriers for Bastrop County residents to earn a living wage and thrive. Not only are individuals and their families impacted, but our local businesses see benefit from having access to qualified individuals who live locally.
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Thank you to Episcopal Health Foundation and St. David’s Foundation for supporting the BCACH Initiative!
Community Health Workers/
CHWs support the BCACH Initiative with the goal of connecting people to resources and transforming systems to improve community health and achieve greater equity on a sustainable basis rather than “one-time” interventions.
ASCENSION SETON HEALTH
BASTROP COUNTY CARES
BASTROP CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
CITY OF BASTROP PARKS AND RECREATION
BASTROP INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
BREAST CANCER COALITION
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CITY OF BASTROP
CITY OF BASTROP EMERGENCY RESPONSE
CITY OF ELGIN
CITY OF SMITHVILLE
COMBINED COMMUNITY ACTION
COMMUNITY ACTION INC
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
EARLY CHILDHOOD COALITION
ELGIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
GOODWILL CENTRAL TEXAS
LOCAL COMMUNITY RESIDENTS
LONE STAR CIRCLE OF CARE
SMITHVILLE WORKFORCE TRAINING CENTER
SMITHVILLE FOOD PANTRY
SMITHVILLE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY
EILEEN NEHME, PH.D.
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION – BASTROP COUNTY
TEXAS CENTER FOR LOCAL FOOD
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DELL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS RURAL CAPITAL AREA
1. Hiring of Community Health Workers to work in marginalized and historically excluded populations.
2. Informing community residents regarding opportunities to increase access to healthcare, higher wages, and workforce resources.
3. Development of a Community-Friendly Data Dashboard prototype focused on Economic Stability Indicators (With links on demographics, economics, and health measures).
4. Mapping of census tracts using GIS to identify Indicators of economic stability in Bastrop County.
5. An Environmental Scan conducted of Bastrop County by university intern students associated with quantitative/qualitative data on community voices, industry workforce, and the social determinants of health as well as identification of barriers.