BOARD OF HEALTH
Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr.,
and Peter Sorenson present. County
Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording
Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
REPORT/Semi-Annual Board of Health Report.
Rockstroh, Health and Human Services, reiterated that the intent of the Board of
Health is to give updates to the Board semi-annually.
He added that it has evolved over the years to a total report from the
entire Department of Health and Human Services.
He indicated that the report is 42 pages.
He recommended putting the report on the Internet.
reported that this was the first report from Animal Services.
He indicated that they want to work on euthanasia.
He wanted to do a combination of spay and neuter and getting more
volunteers to do more rescue. He
commented that the current kennel is old and dated and they need to expand the
kennel space. He hoped they could do funding through licensing or donations
from the public.
regard to Developmental Disabilities, Rockstroh reported that they have large
case loads. He added there are 140
clients per FTE. He commented
that the developmentally disabled are getting to be a tougher population.
noted one of the big issues of the Human Services Commission is the
restructuring of the Community Health Centers.
He said the idea is to not just stabilize them but getting them to grow.
He hoped the bottom floor in the Charnelton building will be a Community
Health Center Clinic, as there is a big demand in this area.
He thought Peace Health
would want to partner with them.
regard to Public Health, Rockstroh noted many people are not getting vaccinated
because of the religious exemption. He
said that a big portion of the kids in school are exempt and their concern is
they are vectors if there is truly an outbreak. He said they try to encourage people to get shots.
He commented that too many people are complacent about childhood diseases
and he thought they needed to do more work about public education.
commented that Lane County has too many unknown deaths of babies.
He said they are highest in the state and higher than the national
average. He said the Para- natal
Periods of Risk is a tool they are using on fetal infant mortality review.
He indicated that they have to find out what is different in Lane County.
Approval of Minutes:
November 8, 2006,
Board of Health, 9:00 a.m.
to approve the minutes of November 8, 2006.
Dwyer MOVED, Green
There being no
further business, Commissioner
Stewart adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.