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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, May 17, 2000 <br /> <br />Board Members.' <br />Dan Harpole, Member - County Commissioner District #1 <br />Glen Huntingford, Member - Counry CommiJJioner DÙtr'ict #2 <br />Richard U/qjt, Member - County Commissioner District #3 <br />Geojfrry MaJci, Member - Port Townsend City Council <br />Jill Buhler, Vice-Chairman - Hospital Commissioner District #2 <br />Sheila rJ'7eJterman, Citizen at Large (Ciry) <br />Roberta Frissell, Chairman, Citizen at Large (County) <br /> <br />Staff Membm: <br />Jean Baldwin, Nursing Serviæs Director <br />Larry Fqy, Environmental Health Director <br />Thomas Locke, MD, Health qflìær <br /> <br />Chairman Frissell called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. All Board and staff members were present <br />with the exception of Member Westerman. Commissioners Wojt and Huntingford arrived shortly after <br />the meeting began. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT - None <br /> <br />OLD BUSINESS <br /> <br />FOLLOW-UP REPORTS: Smokeless States Grant and Syringe Availability Brochure. See reports. <br /> <br />INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: Public Health Then and Now: Don Quixote, Machiavelli, and Robin <br />Hood. (See article) <br /> <br />NEW BUSINESS <br /> <br />CRITICAL HEALTH CARE ACCESS PROJECT: Dr. Tom Locke recommended the Board use <br />the Current Situation Report as a reference and highlighted sections that will be relevant in discussions <br />with the Hospital Commission. He said it is important for the Joint Boards to review their respective <br />roles and responsibilities. Thought also needs to be given to defining access and determining the role for <br />the local Board of Health in ensuring that access. The major factors influencing access are the level of <br />poverty, percentage of income from transfer payments, and death and birth statistics. The section on the <br />Health and Medical Care System, beginning on pg. 11, will also be important for joint discussions. <br /> <br />Member Masci questioned whether the COGME standards are a realistic comparison for Jefferson <br />County? Dr. Locke agreed that the standards do not reflect the real situation nor do they consider <br />alternative health providers. He believes it is more important to understand the health needs of the given <br />
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