May 6, 2003

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room



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


a. Semi-Annual Board of Health Report:



Pilot Project for Health Care.


Rob Rockstroh, Health and Human Services, recalled they annually do a Board of Health Report.


Rockstroh stated that Mental Health had been cut more significantly than any other program in the department.He added there are possibilities of enhancing Lane County services.He noted there is zero dollars in crisis services with Mental Health.


Rockstroh reported there was a pilot concept around behavioral health, working with clients, mental health issues and outgoing drug abuse.He noted that the Lane County behavior health proposal was the number one priority in the state.He said it was revised and called the Perfect Human Service System.He noted it would include Commission on Children and Family funding, senior funding and funds for Developmental Disabilities.He said they are trying to sell to the state the behavior health model.He noted it was a draft that was written by his staff.


Rockstroh noted there was information on dental patients and obesity in the packet. (Copy in file.)


Morrison commented she was apprehensive in going with the pilot project.


Dwyer thought this project was a way for the state to rearrange problems.He wanted an opt-out provision if they were to go with this and couldnít get any money.He didnít want to be tied to something that is continuously diminishing.


Green commented it is not a perfect system but is a concept and recommended that Lane County do this.He noted the matter had been tentatively put on hold as they were working on the AOC project around public safety.He said that some pilots worked well around juvenile crime prevention.



b. Approval of Minutes:

May 8, 2002, Board of Health Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

November 13, 2002, Board of Health Meeting, 9:00 a.m.


MOTION: to approve the minutes of May 8, 2002 and November 13, 2002.




VOTE: 5-0.


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



Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary