February 10, 2011

Mayor Webster called the Board of Health to order on February 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees:    Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, Noreen Mocsny, Jean Hicks, Jim Squires, Mayor Webster and Cammie Mitrione. Dr. Webb came late.
    Dr. Ketring was absent
The minutes of January 13, 2011 were approved unanimously.

Smoking Violations
Mrs. Mitrione reported that The Boulevard appealed their smoking fines but the fines were upheld. She said collection of the money has been turned over to the Attorney General’s Office. She didn’t know when Springdale would receive the fine dollars.

Health Department Grants
Mrs. Mitrione said the grant year runs from August to August. She said they are required to contribute 7.7 percent of the PHEP grant with matching funds. Mrs. Mitrione said compensation is paid quarterly upon completion of deliverables. She said the CRI grant is geared toward PODS and anthrax. She said there will be a regional exercise in March with closed PODS. She said Springdale has two closed PODS: John Morrell and Maple Knoll Village. In the event of a pandemic, prophylaxis would be delivered to the PODS for their distribution.

Mrs. Mitrione stated there was additional PHER funding available and Springdale applied for $10,000 to update phone capability to allow for setting up a call center and enhancing the Health Department web site.

Mrs. Mitrione stated the State Subsidy was reduced last year and that Ohio Department of Health sent additional dollars out to local public health departments as a personal service grant which was actually more than the subsidy. She said Springdale is doing a bedbug campaign.

Hotel/Motel Inspections
Mrs. Mitrione reported the motel inspection included in the packet is for La Quinta and they are doing a good job. There were no serious issues.

Hamilton County Environmental Services Annual Report
Mrs. Mitrione stated although there were three violations listed for Springdale, only one was actually in Springdale.

Mammogram Van
Mrs. Mitrione reported six women received mammograms at the Mammogram Van and they had been seeing a low turnout lately. The van will be back August 30, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Bedbug Inspections
Mrs. Mitrione said the inspectors are getting clearance from the pest control operators before closing bedbug complaints.

Flu Activity
Mrs. Hicks said CDC reports that flu is widespread nationwide. Locally there were reports of increased visits to the emergency rooms for fever, cough, gastro-intestinal symptoms. A flu clinic was held at Mi Familia Restaurant as an outreach to the Hispanic community on February 3 and 36 flu vaccines were given.

Diabetes Workshop
Mrs. Hicks stated they have completed four of the six diabetes workshops. She said there are 18 participants and the feedback has been primarily positive. She said there is a waiting list of 19 people interested in attending the next workshop held in Springdale.

Blood Pressure Program
Mrs. Hicks said she usually has 12 to 16 participants at the senior meetings and 25 participants in front of the fitness center monthly. She has referred people with elevated blood pressures or irregular heartbeats identified at these screenings.

Mrs. Mocsny’s educational moment was about APIC (Association for Professions in Infection Control and Epidemiology). APIC is a good resource to call if you are looking for additional information.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner