BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
JANUARY 13, 2005
President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on January 13, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Attendees: Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Jane Messer, Margie Pollitt, Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor
Absent: Pam Willis
The minutes of December 9, 2005 were approved.
Health Assessment Update
Mrs. Mitrione stated she thought the first focus group meeting went real well. There were seventeen adult participants and one nine-year old. The facilitator said there were a lot of positive comments about Springdale as being a great place to live and work. One of the participants had a nice comment about the service Jane provides with her home visits. Mrs. Mitrione said there will be one more group meeting. She said that 60 surveys were returned by mail.
Mrs. Mitrione reported that the first SOS meeting will be held on January 26. Mayor Webster said they may have to write their own by-laws.
Mayor Webster said during the snow emergency several senior citizens called the Municipal Building looking for help getting their driveways shoveled. They were connected with the STAFF group at the Community Center and about seventeen driveways were cleared. The callers weren’t asking to have it done for free and the kids got paid. He said that’s the type of thing we want to try to accomplish with the SOS program. This is not a welfare department we are creating.
Community Health and Wellness Speaker Series
Mrs. Mitrione said she spoke at the last department directors’ meeting about the health assessment and Greg Karle from the Community Center suggested we could work together to create a speaker series to be held at the Community Center. She said she and Matt Beaty got together and came up with topics: program for overweight children, heart health, breast cancer awareness, nutrition and healthful sleep. She said there will be something more specific on nutrition in 2006. Mrs. Mitrione stated there will be one brown-bag lunch meeting on “Are you Stressed?”
Mrs. Hart asked that they keep diabetes in mind for another
HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Mrs. Mitrione said twenty-three women signed up for the last mammogram van and twenty actually showed up. Mrs. Mitrione said she would like to have the van come every six months. She said Matt Beaty suggested doing prostate testing but that may be more extensive than we can offer.
Food Safety Training
Mrs. Mitrione said two people have signed up for the new ServSafe Class and more are expected to sign up. She said they are doing a three-hour English class for UDF employees, and a Spanish class for twenty-two employees from Red Squirrel.
Dr. Ketring asked about the costs for the classes. Mrs. Mitrione stated they pay for ServSafe but not for the hourly employee class. She said that money will be accounted for in the license fees. However, that will not show up in the license fees for a couple of years. Mrs. Mitrione said the cost will probably be less than $1,000 a year.
Mayor Webster said it will be money well spent and the board agreed.
Ms. Messer reported that she still has thirty doses of flu vaccine left and she thinks she will be able to use it all.
Blood Pressure Checks
Ms. Messer said she is doing a few more blood pressure checks at the Willows of Springdale. She said she is considering going to The Colony also.
Ms. Messer said there has been a case of whooping cough reported in Springdale. She said there are about 61 cases in Hamilton/Butler County.
Cammie Mitrione, RS