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<br />HEALTH BOARD MINUTES - JANUARY 28, 1997 <br /> <br />Page: 2 <br /> <br />David Specter added that the Community Health Report is done and copies have been disbursed to the <br />community. The first portion of the report covers the history ofJefferson County and then goes into the <br />findings of the study. This study was funded by $15,000 from a partnership grant, $20,000 from <br />Jefferson General Hospital and $20,000 from a Jefferson County grant. Commissioner Harpole asked <br />what the strategy is for getting this information out to the public? David Specter responded that the <br />partnership group will be taking the report around to different organizations, and 150 copies were sent <br />out to local schools, libraries and local government officials. <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />NURSING DIRECTOR'S REPORT <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />PROGRAM UPDATE: Jean Baldwin discussed the findings of the Community Health Report. The <br />number of pregnant/parenting teens is up from previous years. Currently there are no programs in the <br />local schools that help teen parents graduate from high school. She is looking into a State program called <br />GRADS that helps teenagers get through school. Port Townsend and Chimacum School Districts are <br />interested but are concerned about funding. Jean stated that the Health Department is willing to work <br />with the citizen's group, but will not be the primary director of the program. <br /> <br />Jean Baldwin reported that a public hearing will be held on February 19 at 7:00 p.rn. in Chimacum <br />regarding the Network Program. She stated that a representative from the Board needs to attend. <br />Chairman Huntingford volunteered to be the County's representative. <br /> <br />Jean went on to update the Board about the Community Mobilization Partnership with the school <br />districts. The Health and Human Services Department organized the first meeting and now the school <br />districts are preparing a meeting for mid March. She will keep the Board advised of the meeting dates. <br /> <br />The Quilcene School Board is still holding public hearings regarding a contract with Jefferson County <br />to provide sex education and mv mandatory education to students. <br /> <br />Jean stated that sexual assault forensic exams have been privatized. The Health Department is helping <br />with filling out forms and the billing for these exams but primary responsibility is held by two local <br />physicians. These physicians are being trained in courtroom procedures funded by scholarships. <br /> <br />The County is working with insurance groups, local physicians and a State project called Child Profile <br />on the best way to handle immunization tracking. There will be a series of meetings held in February to <br />discuss this further. <br /> <br />Chairman Huntingford asked how the South County Medical Clinic in Quilcene is working out? Jean <br />said the County still uses that facility for WIC and immunization clinics. The hospital is slow in billing <br />customers, but they are working on that. Jean said that the Health Department has a system available for <br />billing and scheduling appointments but the hospital will not buy a computer. Chairman Huntingford said <br />that he has heard only good comments about the clinic. <br />