RILEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL, January 25, 2017

RILEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                                                     PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

25January2017

Observer: Helen C. Estes

The Riley County Health Department Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) met as scheduled.  The monthly meeting was called to order by Ginny Barnard.  All RCHDPHAC Board members were introduced as this meeting marks the beginning of new terms for four individuals.

The first order of business for PHAC was to elect a Chairperson and Co-chairperson for the upcoming year.  Adam Bowen was elected as the Chairperson and Ginny Barnard as the Co-chairperson.

Director’s Report:  (Given by Jennifer Green, RCHD Director.)

  1.  New hires were announced including a nursing position @ RCHD & a part-time breast feeding counselor for a WIC position.
  2.  This is a busy time of the year as many important applications for grants/funding must be completed & submitted by March, 2017. Included in these grants are KDHE grants, two different Manhattan grants, a Kaplan grant, and a mental health grant suggested by board member, Robbin Cole.
  3.  Jennifer is in the process of wo
  4.  New hires were announced including a nursing position @ RCHD & a part-time breast feeding counselor for a WIC position.
  5.  This is a busy time of the year as many important applications for grants/funding must be completed & submitted by March, 2017. Included in these grants are KDHE grants, two different Manhattan grants, a Kaplan grant, and a mental health grant suggested by board member, Robbin Cole.
  6.  Jennifer is in the process of working on the Annual Report.
  7.  Jennifer used the remaining time to report on the Strategic Plan that has been a work-in-progress for the past year. She provided a packet of this overview to each PHAC member.  I didn’t receive these printed materials but will summarize much of what was presented.  This has been presented in community meeting & to the BOH as it’s developing
  8. working on the Annual Report.
  9.  Jennifer used the remaining time to report on the Strategic Plan that has been a work-in-progress for the past year. She provided a packet of this overview to each PHAC member.  I didn’t receive these printed materials but will summarize much of what was presented.  This has been presented in community meeting & to the BOH as its development has occurred.  Once it’s in its finalized form, it will again be presented to the BOH as the final phase of Implementation will begin.  She estimates that it take 3 years to get to this point.

The following was summarized:  PHAB sets the requirements for the Strategic Plan.  These are—

  1. Community Health Assessment
  2. Community Health Improvement Plan
  3. Organizational Strategic Plan (This is the packet distributed today.)
  4. Implementation of the Plan (This is the last component.)

The mission, vision, & values were presented & are elaborated in the packet.

Strategic priorities were identified.

  •               Promote & Protect Health
  •               Health promotion & disease prevention
  •               Communicable disease control
  •               Environmental health
  •               Maternal, family & child health
  •               Access to & linkages with clinical care
  •               Use evidence-based practices

Key Objectives

  •        By December, 2017:  Develop a Community Health Plan
  •        By December, 2018:  Develop an electronic database of community health & social services in the area
  •        By December, 2018:  Format all new programs using evidence-based practices
  •        By December, 2018:  Determine the number of programs remaining to be  programmed with evidence-based outcomes

Community Outreach

There were 3 specific goals here & are elaborated in the packet but time was past adjournment.  Jennifer emphasized that public involvement is considered extremely important & will be important to this process.

Goals will state specific numbers of public to be involved.

Strategic Sustainability & Quality

There were 2 goal topics in this category.  One of these referred to—Integrate continuous quality improvement.  This section

also included goals to upgrade the current electronic record system by 2019.  It was noted that additional funding will be needed to accomplish this.

The packet includes specific dates for when RCHD will actually apply for accreditation from PHAB.  This includes a date for

Submission of the application as well as when the actual accreditation visit will be.

Note:  PHAB is a non-partisan, non-profit organization.

Additional goals presented related to the staffing, employee satisfaction, retention, etc.

An announcement was made regarding 25February2017 @ First United Methodist Church.  Manhattan Poverty Simulation will take place.  The public is encouraged to participate.

The meeting was adjourned @ 5:05 p.m.

The next meeting is scheduled for 22February2017

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