BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
NOVEMBER 10, 2011

Attendees:    Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring ,Noreen Mocsny, Rita Hart, Jean Hicks, Mayor Webster, Cammie Mitrione and Dr. Webb
   
The minutes of October 13, 2011 were approved unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Regulation R2-2011
A REGULATION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH AMENDING BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION R2-2010 WHICH ESTABLISHED FEES FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, VENDING MACHINE LOCATIONS, AND TEMPORARY FOOD OPERATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE; AND ESTABLISHED FEES FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATION AND RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PLAN REVIEWS.

Mrs. Mitrione read Regulation R2-2011 by title only.

This was the second reading and public hearing. No one from the public was present.

NEW BUSINESS
Healthy Ohio Healthy Community Award
Mrs. Mitrione presented to the board the Healthy Ohio Healthy Community award that Springdale was awarded this year for promoting good health by implementing health-related policies and providing healthy community environments. Springdale was one of only nine communities in Ohio to receive the award.

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Howard Johnson motel inspection
Mrs. Mitrione reported Howard Johnson has 120 rooms. She said a lot of the tenants live in the area and have parties there. Also trucking companies have a contract with the motel. Mrs. Mitrione said during the inspection they look at cosmetic issues such as soiled furniture, rugs, damaged bath tubs, etc. She said they are always looking for bedbugs. She said there was a complaint this week and one room was closed after being identified as having bedbugs.

Executive Order 2011-24K
Mrs. Mitrione stated she received a copy of Executive Order 2011-24K instructing state agencies to work with local officials to enforce existing animal welfare, public health and other laws. The purpose of this is to get input from communities and put together a regulation regulating ownership of wild animals. Mrs. Mitrione said Springdale has an ordinance that prohibits ownership of exotic animals in the city.

Rabies Risks
Mrs. Mitrione reported in the last two decades ODH laboratories have confirmed two dogs and seven cats with rabies. So far this year forty-three animals have been confirmed rabid in Ohio. With the exception of bats, all were infected with the raccoon variant so it is important to have pets vaccinated and to avoid wildlife.


PHER Funding
Mrs. Mitrione said $10,500, the last of the PHER (H1N1) funding, is being used to partially fund the overall update to the City website. The City is redoing the whole website The Health Department will have a new area where people can sign up on line for vaccines. This can be used during the seasonal flu season and could be used during a pandemic/large scale flu like we had with the H1N1 in 2009. Businesses will have the ability to download applications and see current legislation. Mrs. Mitrione stated she would like to get a new picture of the Board of Health for the website.

New Food Licenses
Hickory Farms is open in the mall again for the Christmas season. Humana is planning a new food concept that combines a self-serve/attended food service area where people will be able to make waffles and put sandwiches in a Panini machine. Warehouse B, which sells knock off items from Best Buy, may need an RFE license, as well as Grab N Go in the mall which sells prepackaged foods and drinks.

NURSE’S REPORT
Annual Flu Clinic Tuesday, October 18, 2011, Springdale Community Center
Maple Knoll Home Health Care Nurses gave flu immunizations to 127 persons covered by Medicare B, and those with Medicare Supplements through United Health Care, Humana, Anthem or Aetna. Springdale Health Department gave 91 flu immunizations to adults and to children for a total of 218.

There were 8 fewer Medicare aged persons and about 80 fewer non-Medicare aged persons receiving the flu immunizations this year when compared to last year.

Flu vaccinations have been offered through the Health Department since then for the charge of $20 for Adults and free for Children. Forty-seven more have been given for a total of 138.

Springdale made a private purchase of 100 doses of vaccine at a cost of $1009.01. Twenty-five people paid $20 for a total of $500.00 as of 11/10/11.

Free flu immunizations have been given to employees (36) and employees’ household members (48). This expense of giving flu vaccination to 84 employees and employee family members for free has saved the city money because these employees did not use the health insurance to obtain flu vaccinations.

We have 130+ doses left. Future plans are to continue to offer free flu vaccination to children and to employees and employee household members and to reduce the charge for flu vaccine administration for adults to $10.00.

Future plans include flu clinics at the Colony on Wednesday November 23 from 1 – 3 PM and Willows Apartments on Tuesday Nov 22, 2011 from 10 until 12. Flu vaccinations will be free for children and $10 for adults.

Chronic Disease Management Healthy U Workshop
Mrs. Hicks said the target group is persons with chronic diseases such as arthritis, cardiac, pulmonary, and other chronic illnesses. The last workshop was November 3, 2011. This was a small but interested group. The Diabetes Disease Management program will be offered in January/February. Mrs. Hicks said she has had one call about that already.


Communicable Disease Follow Up
Mrs. Hicks stated the Cryptosporidiosis outbreak is finished. Very few new cases have been reported in Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio.

Today’s epi alert was about congestion.

Mrs. Hicks said Tdap vaccine has been okayed for everyone, even those over 65 years of age. If you have contact with young children, especially under 12 months, it is advised that you get the Tdap vaccine to protect yourself and the children.

Hispanic Coalition Meeting
Mrs. Hicks continues to represent the Health Department at these meetings. The primary purpose of the meetings is to increase trust among the Hispanic communities with the police and fire departments so that persons needing their assistance will contact those departments and to increase awareness of services available through the Health Department.

EDUCATIONAL MINUTE
Mrs. Mocsny’s educational moment was about ongoing health educational campaigns for targeted groups in Springdale. Suggestions were for hypertension targeting young adults and a Latino health fair fiesta. Targeted problems are overweight, obesity, CVD, HTN, CA, DM, police fears, etc.

Respectfully submitted,



Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner