Advisory Board Minutes
Members present: Martha McReynolds (also LCHD staff member), Colleen Starner, Terry Schlotman. LCHD Staff present: Nola Martz.
The meeting was opened at 6:40 p.m.
Nola gave an update on the department’s finances. A deficit for the final quarter is still projected. Staff continue to look for ways to trim expenditures and increase revenue.
Peggy Singh and Bob Warner retained their positions on the Board of Trustees in the April election. No other candidates filed against them, so LCHD will not have to pay election expenses.
The Social Innovation in Missouri (SIM) grant was awarded to Lafayette County. The Health Care Coalition is the lead agency for the grant. LCHD staff will focus on projects that promote tobacco prevention and cessation programs in schools and worksites, and in raising awareness among elected officials about smoking in public use areas. The University of Missouri Extension will be working on a number of projects to promote healthier eating habits and increasing physical activity.
Nola met with Rodgers-Lafayette FQHC WIC staff in March about the feasibility of LCHD taking over the WIC contract when management of the FQHC transitions from Rodgers to HCC. Their front line WIC staff supported this idea; however at the last meeting of the Board for Samuel Rodgers, the agenda item on clinic management was tabled.
We are in the last quarter for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded (ARRA) Asthma project. At the present it does not look like there will be funds to continue the program in FY 2012.
LCHD coordinated a Public Health Emergency Preparedness exercise with the Lafayette Regional Health Center during a three day regional exercise of the Kansas City metro area. LCHD staff participated in a tabletop exercise on Monday that gave the disease scenario. The exercise on Wednesday simulated dispensing protective antibiotics to hospital employees and their families. The drill went very well.
The Quarterly report was distributed to members.
There were no other reports.
There was no other business for the group. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m