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<br /> <br />..c::::.. <br /> <br />,;i~~ <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />.:I:lf.'IIIM:.:{I1.'t~.. <br /> <br />/ <br /> <br />Minutes: May 18, 1983 <br /> <br />Board Members: Staff Members: <br /> <br />B.G, Brown, Chairman <br />A.M. O'Meara, Member <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br /> <br />Randall M. Durant, R.S. <br />Phyllis Bee, P.R.N. <br />Joseph Fischnaller, M.D. <br />Gael Stuart, Administrator <br /> <br />Randy Durant did not attend this meeting. All other members were present <br />when Chairman Brown called the meeting tb order. <br /> <br />MINUTES: Commissioner O'Meara moved to approve the minutes for the meeting <br />ot April 20, 1983. Commissioner Pitts seconded the motion. Unanimous. <br /> <br />NEWBORN AND WELL CHILD CLINIC SCREENING: Charleta Handly reviewed the <br />screening programs, wnich identity health and developmental problems in new- <br />borns and young children and provide information for the parents. <br /> <br />Packets containing Health Department pamphlets and an invitation to utilize <br />services are distributed to new mothers in the local hospital. Ms. Handly <br />follows up with a phone call, making a home visit if indicated. ~hese <br />visits, geared to the individual mother's concerns, take approximately l~ <br />hours. Occasionally, a second visit is made. <br /> <br />At the well child clinics, Ms. Handly gives the Denver Developmental <br />Screening Test (attachment 1) prior to the physical examination. This test <br />evaluates four areas of development. If indicated, follow-up testing and/or <br />referral to the Developmental Disabilities Program or other sDecialists is <br />done. Results of the test are also sent to the family physici~n, <br /> <br />Gael Stuart commented that this is a cost-effective program in terms of pre- <br />vention. He also noted that Ms. Handly has been nominated to serve on the <br />State Board of Nurses, a tribute to her ability and interest. <br /> <br />Nursing Director Renort: Phyllis Bee's 'rIritten report (attachment 2) for <br />Apr~l, 19~j was submitted. She reported that another outreach program is <br />being conducted to attract clients for the WIC Program, which is operating <br />below capacity. Commissioner Pitts reported that the Health Planning <br />Agency has allocated some funds for publicizing the WIC pi-oii-am, but-It wa-s- <br />generally agreed that lack of publicity is not the problem. <br /> <br />Ms. Bee noted that hearing and vision screening in the schools was done by <br />trained volunteers. State mandated screening for scoliosis was done by <br />P.E. teachers in the County schools and by a nurse under contract to the <br />school district in the City schools. <br />