LANE COUNTY

BOARD OF HEALTH

May 9, 2007

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 11/25/2008

 

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

 

1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None.

 

2. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE

 

None.

 

3. REGULAR BUSINESS

 

a. REPORT/Semi-Annual Board of Health.

 

Rob Rockstroh gave his semi-annual Board of Health report.  He discussed the Public Health building and the Community Health Centers. With Project Homeless Connect, he reported that they had over 900 people come in.  He thought it would become an annual event.  He indicted with Public Health, Lane County has a higher than average death rate among infants.  He said they need to work on a process that gets to fetal infant mortality review.  He indicated that if they take a budget hit, they will lose more Parole and Probation workers.  He added that the state hasnít come through with the money from the Department of Corrections.

 

Fleenor asked how many cuts there would be with Budget 2

 

Rockstroh said they could possibly be giving Public Health back to the state.  He said 12 programs would be zeroed out.

 

Stewart asked how much of an effort it would be to try to get Medicaid users in the clinic.  He asked if they could do advertising.

 

Rockstroh said they have to start with the physicians and Medicaid could be part of their base.  He thought if they could increase Medicaid, they could get 40 percent covered instead of 20 percent.  He said they need to do outreach and conversations with medical groups and carriers.

 

Fleenor wanted a mini- Project Connect in Florence to bring community resources to their homeless population.

 

4. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m.

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary