BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
MAY 12, 2011
Attendees: Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring ,Noreen Mocsny, Jean Hicks, Mayor Webster, Cammie Mitrione and Dr. Webb
The minutes of April 14, 2011 were approved unanimously.
Publicize Health Department
It was suggested that the information about the Health Department be put in various places throughout Springdale so the public is aware of what the Health Department does.
Mrs. Mitrione said they could have a proclamation for Public Health Week, use the board at the Community Center to dispense information, have handouts at the schools, posters in store.
Food Sampling Labs
Mrs. Mitrione said she had information from Q Labs and Advanced Testing for food sampling. She said it would cost between $1650 and $2342 per year to continue the food sampling program. She said there is $400 in the budget for this year. She said the program has been pared back but all restaurants are sampled within a two-year period.
HEALTH COMMISSIONERS REPORT
Mrs. Mitrione said one of the issues with the schools is not having a posting in every room showing how to get out in case of an emergency. Once a school is inspected they will call the Health Department when issues are corrected.
Food Sampling Report
Mrs. Mitrione said Beccas, Donatos, and Francescos all had high counts and will be re-sampled. She said they may not be using the sanitizers correctly. Mrs. Mitrione said she did an impact statement about Cincinnatis Lab closing.
Mrs. Mitrione stated there was an incident reported about an electronic cigarette at BJs. While an electronic cigarette is permitted, the person who was smoking it put it out. There was a situation at Dillards, maybe in the walkway. There was a complaint about smoking at Baldwin Grove but that is a residential building and smoking is allowed inside the apartments. Mrs. Mitrione stated the Attorney Generals office is not following up on the fines. The money may be taken away to fund the Quit Smoking line.
Mrs. Mitrione reported that Jade Buffet has remodeled their restaurant, I Buffet opened, Frulattis reopened under new ownership, A List Lounge and Five Guys and Fries will be opening. The Colony wants to close their wading pool.
Childrens Health Fair
Mrs. Hicks reported that 512 third graders participated in twenty-two hands-on centers at the Health Fair held at the Community Center.
Diabetes Self Management Workshop
Mrs. Hicks stated the program started today. Seventeen people signed up and nine people showed up. The program is well worth doing. She said she has been asked to do a chronic disease management program in the future.
H1N1 Vaccination Effort
Mrs. Hicks said Ohio Department of Health said the H1N1 vaccination efforts prevented 64 deaths, 1400 hospitalizations and 310,402 cases of flu during the 2009 pandemic.
Flu Vaccination Clinic
Mrs. Hicks said the flu clinic this year will be held on October 18. She doesnt have an agency to handle insurance to come in for sure yet. She stated it costs approximately $11 per vaccine and she would like to charge $20 per adult and $5 per child. She said they gave 105 shots to children which would bring in $525. It was agreed by the board to not charge for childrens flu shots.
Mrs. Hicks recommended charging $5 per child per visit no matter how many vaccines the child received. The board chose to keep the immunizations free for children.
Celebrating Womens Health
Mrs. Hicks reported a clinic will be held June 11, 2011 at The Healing Center. Women can receive various health screenings at no cost.
Mrs. Mocsny shared a handout on food bill to improve safety. The report says one in six people in the United States suffers from food-borne illness each year.
Cammie Mitrione, RS