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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, July 19,2007 <br /> <br />Board Members: <br />Phil Johnj'on-- County CommiSJioner District #1 <br />David Sullivan - County CommiJ'Jioner Distrid #2 <br />John .Austin, l/ice Chairman - County CommiJsiotler Distnd #3 <br />Jill Buhler - HOJpital CommiSJioner District #2 <br />GeoffMaj'd - Port TownJend City Counlil <br />Sheila Westerman - Cilizen at Large (City) <br />Roberta FriJ'Jell, Chair- Citizen at Lorge (County) <br /> <br />Stafflvlembm: <br />Thomas Locke, MD, Health Officer <br />Jean Baldwin, Public Health Services Diredor <br />Julia Danskin, Nursing Programs Director <br />Mike lvlcNickle, Environmental Health & <br />Water Quality Director <br /> <br />Meeting was called to order at 2:30 pm on July 19, 2007 by Chair Frissell in the <br />conference room of Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). All Board members were <br />present with the exception of Member Westerman. A quorum was present. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF AGENDA <br /> <br />Board Member Buhler moved to approve the agenda as written. Member Johnson <br />seconded the motion, which carried by a unanimous vote. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> <br />Board Member Masci moved to approve the minutes of May 17,2007, as written. <br />Board Member Sullivan seconded the motion, which carried by a unanimous vote. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENTS <br /> <br />None <br /> <br />OLD BUSINESS <br /> <br />July 2007 Rel!ion 2 Public Health Newsletter <br />Jean Baldwin commented on the Region 2 Public Health Newsletter, which is distributed <br />to physician offices. The newsletter strives to keep pertinent local issues in front of <br />doctors. The July newsletter highlights West Nile Virus (WNV) awareness and testing <br />and Tuberculosis control issues. <br /> <br />Chanl!e in Health Professional Shortal!e Area Desil!nation: East Jefferson County <br />Dr. Locke reported that federal officials have approved our area as a geographic primary <br />care health professional shortage area (HPSA). Previously the designation for the Port <br />Townsend area was a low-income health professional shortage area (inadequate <br />healthcare providers for low-income populations) and now meets the criteria for a more a <br />more severe provider shortage area. South County has been a geographic HPSA, in the <br />past, as is western Clallam County (Forks area). He explained that while this <br />Jefferson County Board of Health, July 19, 2007 <br />Page] of? <br />