BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES

FEBRUARY 14, 2008

 

President Pro Temp George Kellner called the Board of Health to order onFebruary 14, 2008 at 7:40 p.m.

 

Attendees:†††† Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis,

Jean Hicks, Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb

 

The minutes ofJanuary 10, 2008 were approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Tobacco-Free Worksite Mini-Grant Update

Mrs. Mitrione reported that Springdale did get the grant and will receive up to $3,000.She said you spend the money and then get reimbursed.Mrs. Mitrione said it will basically be used by the SHIP program to provide a luncheon on smoking cessation.She said they may also make some signs.The City is revising the policy to make City automobiles tobacco free.

 

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.

 

Annual Report

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.

 

Miscellaneous

Mrs. Mitrione stated she heard that Benihanaís has had renovations.Cold Stone Creamery is closed and BJís Brewhouse has opened.

 

NURSEíS REPORT

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.

 

Hepatitis C

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.

 

Flu Activity

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 Springdale used all of its vaccine but she borrowed from another department and still has some vaccine available.

 

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.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Cammie Mitrione, RS

Health Commissioner

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