March 11, 2010

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on March 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees:    Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Noreen Mocsny,
Jean Hicks, Jim Squires, Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor
Doyle Webster

The minutes of February 11, 2010 were approved.

Level One Certification Training
Mrs. Mitrione stated Springdale has been approved for Level One ServSafe Training. She said they can mandate that a food service operation take the class if they observe critical violations, Handwashing, personal hygiene issues, etc., and for a new food service operation. The cost will be $30 a person and they will offer a couple of courses a year. If the participants pass they will get a certificate that they have completed the two-hour course. The powerpoint presentation can be done in Spanish. Mrs. Mitrione said Springdale is already certified to teach Level Two training classes.

Mrs. Mocsny said she knows a dietician who lives in Springdale and is bilingual with Spanish as her second language.

Mrs. Hicks said to ask if she is a certified diabetic educator and Mrs. Mocsny replied she would find out.

2009 Annual Report
Mrs. Mitrione discussed the 2009 annual report. She said it talks about H1N1, the Children’s Health Fair, ServSafe, Farmers Market, SOS and more. She explained that staff training was less in 2009, partly because of H1N1 and partly because of the budget. She said revenues were up a little. She stated nursing revenues were up because they charged for seasonal flu shots. Mrs. Mitrione said the smoking complaints are diminishing.

Mayor Webster questioned why 20 percent of those tested for tuberculosis were referred to TB Control. Mrs. Hicks replied if they come from a foreign country and were given BCG as a child, they would test positive. They are sent for an x-ray to determine for sure whether they have TB or not.

Mrs. Hicks stated she would like to charge $15 for TB tests for non-Springdale residents. Mrs. Hart said she would like all students to get the test for free.

The board agreed to charge non-Springdale adults $15 for TB tests in the future.

HCDOES 2009 Annual Report
Mrs. Mitrione said Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services handles air quality complaints. There were two complaints in Springdale. One was at John Morrell and the other was for a house where the paint had been stripped off and a resident was concerned about lead being in the paint.

Hoxworth Blood Drive
Mrs. Mitrione stated they did a good job of getting the word out but she only got a list of six donor names back.

Director of ODH Visit
Mrs. Mitrione reported the director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Alvin Jackson will visit the Health Department next Friday.

Issues at The Willows
Mrs. Mitrione said The Willows is making a significant effort on the bedbug problem there.

H1N1 Vaccination
Mrs. Hicks reported they have been targeting the Hispanic population and have given 218 vaccines at La Plaza Tapatia, the Colony and John Morrell. She said CDC estimates that 86 million people have been vaccinated for the H1N1 virus and advises everyone to get a flu shot next year.

Mrs. Hicks also stated there will be a high dose seasonal influenza vaccine for people over 65. She said the Health Department would not be giving that vaccine because they are not to give State vaccine to people eligible for Medicare.

TB Control
Mrs. Hicks stated if a requestor of a TB test does not live in Springdale she would like to refer them to TB Control or Hamilton County Public Health. The Board said it was okay to charge non-residents a $15 fee.

Educational Minute
Mrs. Mocsny informed the board about Chagas Disease, common in Central America countries.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner