DATE: July 28, 2015
CONTACT: Kate Blair, (541) 682-4327
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the advisory committee listed below. The committee advises the Board of Commissioners on a wide variety of topics and issues. Details about the committee and its composition, meeting schedule etc., are listed below.
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Makes recommendations to the Public Health Administrator and advises the Board of Health and the Board of Commissioners on matters of public health, planning, policy development, control measures, funding, public education and advocacy; and acts in a community liaison capacity to provide a link between the community and the Public Health Division.
MEETING SCHEDULE: Second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
VACANCIES: Three (3): Two (2) At-Large positions and one (1) designated to be filled by a person “licensed by the state as a health care practitioner”.
TERM: The positions are 4 year terms (commencing 9/2015 and ending on 8/31/2019).
MEMBERSHIP: Consists of twelve (12) members with a broad public health interest and concern, not limited to single interests or issues. Committee representation shall include geographic, socioeconomic, and professional interests. Membership shall include: five (5) persons “licensed by this state as health care practitioners” and seven (7) “persons who are informed on and interested in public health matters”. (ORS 431.412 (5) (a) (b) Public members with diverse backgrounds are preferred. County employees are not eligible for membership.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5 p.m., August 25, 2015
Applications are available on line at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene. To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.
DATE: July 16, 2015
SUBJECT: MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY / LOCAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE
CONTACT: Diana Avery, 541-682-8781
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Lane County Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee (MHA/LADPC). Committee members’ responsibilities, in addition to serving on the MHA/LADPC, may include serving on a steering committee and will require two daytime meetings per month. People with interest and background in mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues are encouraged to apply.
MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY/LOCAL ALCOHOL & DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE: Advises the Board of Commissioners and Health & Human Services Department on matters relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues in Lane County by reviewing major policies of the community mental health program and makes recommendations to the Director and assists in identifying needs and priorities.
MEETING SCHEDULE: Monthly, third Wednesday of the month at 2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. In addition, the successful applicant may also volunteer to serve on the MHA/LADPC steering subcommittee which will entail attendance at that meeting one or two times per month.
VACANCIES: Three (3) lay-member position representatives of the community with a specific interest and knowledge in mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or addictions issues is open at this time.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Four-year term
MEMBERSHIP: Thirteen (13).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, August 17, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
People representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.
To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.
DATE: July 1, 2015
SUBJECT: Community Health Council
CONTACT: Kendra Ballenger, 541-682-3777
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Community Health Council. The committee advises the Board of Commissioners on topics and issues related to the Community Health Centers of Lane County, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and also serves as the governing board for the Health Centers. Details about the Council and its composition, meeting schedule and the requirements for service on the Council follow:
COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL: Provides assistance and advice to the Board of Commissioners and the Health & Human Services (H&HS) Department's Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) in promoting its mission to provide comprehensive health care that is quality-driven, affordable and culturally competent to the people of Lane County. The Community Health Council will provide input and feedback to generally advise the development, implementation and evaluation of CHCLC programs, including but not limited to all programs funded through the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care Grant(s). This may include providing feedback and advice regarding the health care needs of Lane County residents. One goal of the Community Health Council is to review marketplace trends and to provide assistance and advice which reflect the economic realities of the marketplace. The Council works with the H&HS/CHCLC's management team and with community leaders to actively engage in long-term strategic planning to build sustainability for the centers.
MEMBERSHIP: The Council has a membership range of 9 to 15.
MEETING SCHEDULE: Monthly. The Council meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at the RiverStone Clinic (room 308) at 2073 Olympic Street in Springfield. This meeting location is convenient to bus routes. Meals are provided and stipends are available to offset transportation and other costs which may be associated with meeting attendance.
VACANCY: The Council is seeking up to eight consumer members and up to four community members. To qualify as a consumer, the candidate must be a current registered patient of the Community Health Centers of Lane County and must have accessed services at any of the Health Center locations within the past twenty four months. Lane County is particularly interested in attracting a consumer member who can represent migrant/seasonal farm workers and/or who utilizes pediatric services. A legal guardian of a consumer who is a dependent child or adult, or a legal sponsor of an immigrant may also be considered a consumer. The community member applicant may have skills, expertise, and perspectives in areas which include but are not limited to finance, legal affairs, business, health, managed care, social services, labor relations, and government.
TERM: Four (4) year terms with a limit of two (2) consecutive terms of membership. Term membership commences when approved by the Board of County Commissioners and will end on 30 June, 2019.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:00 p.m.
Applications are available online at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene.