BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

May 11, 2005

following HACSA

Commissionerís Conference Room

APPROVED 11/9/05

 

Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr., Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

1. Semi-Annual Board of Health Report.

 

Rob Rockstroh, Health and Human Services, recalled when Green was chair last year, he asked for a presentation on the HIV Alliance.Sharon Chamblerlin and Trent Sager gave a presentation on HIV.

 

With regard to page 2 of the Board of Health Report and prevention strategies, Rockstroh noted that there was a grant coming regarding reconnecting youth for youth at risk of suicide.He said they would be having more programs for at risk youth on suicide prevention.

 

Morrisonís concern was that this was only for two years and what they would do afterthat.

 

Rockstroh commented that suicide prevention is an awareness and that would be significant. 

 

With regard to the Psychiatric Hospital, Rockstroh said when they closed the hospital, they had to do things different.He said they are expanding the Cahoots type service to the metro area of Springfield.He noted the cost was cheaper to do it that way.He added that they now have a comprehensive countywide response system 24 hours a day to provide 24-hour access.

 

Rockstroh noted that on the methadone program, when the Oregon Health Plan got cut, they lost 70% of the clients, as they were no longer eligible.He noted that Lane County is going to be part of a study with the State Office of Mental Health.

 

With regard to public health clinics, Rockstroh reported that last year there was $400,000 set aside for rural clinics.He said the amount they used was under $27,000.He noted the rest of the money goes back to the general fund to be allocated out for other services.

 

Stewart asked if the money could be used toward rural school clinics.

 

Rockstroh said if it were to be treated that way, it would have to be as an add package.

 

Dwyer asked what they could do to contain hospital borne super bugs that are becoming prevalent.He wanted to be able to monitor the cleaning of the hospitals.He wanted to get reporting on how prevalent the germs are.

 

Rockstroh indicated he would get a memo about communicable diseases.He stated there is no mandated reporting for it.He didnít think the Board of Health could do very much.

 

2. Approval of Minutes:

May 5, 2004, Board of Health, 9:00 a.m.

November 23, 2004, Board of Health, Following HACSA

 

MOTION:to approve the minutes with the correct spelling.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison adjourned the meeting at10:35 a.m..

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary