BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
President Pro Temp George Kellner
called the Board of Health to order on†
Attendees:†††† Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis,
The minutes of†
Tobacco-Free Worksite Mini-Grant Update
Mrs. Mitrione reported that
Six Star Honor Award Program
Mrs. Mitrione said for the restaurant award program Jackie OíConnell developed a certificate that can be printed in-house.† A cling on sticker can also be printed.†
Public Health Sanitarian Position
Mrs. Mitrione stated a full-time sanitarian position has been created and she hopes to have it filled by the middle or end of March.
Mrs. Mitrione said she is currently working on the annual report and it will be included in next monthís packet.
HEALTH COMMISSIONERíS REPORT
Mammogram Van Update
Mrs. Mitrione reported that there were fifteen participants for mammograms in January.† The van is scheduled again for July.
Mrs. Mitrione stated she heard that Benihanaís has had renovations.† Cold Stone Creamery is closed and BJís Brewhouse has opened.
Mrs. Hicks reported that the Childrenís Health Fair will be held April 3.
Communicable Disease Report
Mrs. Hicks said I included the communicable disease report in the packets just to give you an idea of what is going on.
Mrs. Hicks stated ODH called about a Hepatitis C program.† She said Hepatitis C is a prevalent disease that health departments donít do much about.† They hope to get more information out to individuals who have Hepatitis C and educate them on how to care for themselves.
Mrs. Hicks said some of the flu we are seeing is the one that the vaccine provides protection from and some of it is a different strain.
Mrs. Hicks said ODH is not ordering as much flu vaccine for
next year as they did last year.† She
said they still donít know if they can get it from the State for 50 cents a
dose or not.† Mrs. Hicks said
Dr. Webb said the flu activity has been reduced the last couple of weeks.† He said before that they had been doing ten to fifteen cultures a weeks.