Community Health Council members needed

The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for the Tillamook County Community Health Advisory Council to represent consumers of Tillamook County health centers.  Applications from citizens living in the north (Bay City to Falcon Cove) and south County areas are especially encouraged to apply.  The Council’s bylaws stipulate that at least a majority of the total membership must consist of individuals who use health center programs.  The Board of Commissioners’ policy is to maintain a geographical balance on the Council.
A consumer is defined as an individual who has or is using health center programs within the last two years or is a legal guardian of a consumer who is a dependent child or adult, a legal sponsor of an immigrant. Council members will be trained to carry out their duties.
The Council was created to meet the Federal statute requirements for several of the grant programs that are delivered by the Health Department; and to provide the Department with community input regarding programs delivered throughout the county.
The mission of the Council is to assure excellence in Tillamook County Health Department services, provide leadership and work as partners with other medical and social organizations for a healthy community.
The purpose of the Council is to develop policy and generally to govern the operation of and advocate for the programs of the Tillamook County Health Department, subject to the overall policies of Tillamook County and the directives of the Board of County Commissioners.
For more information about this advisory council, contact Donna Gigoux at the Health Department, 503-842-3948 or the Health Administrator at 503-842-3922.  Membership application forms are available on the County website under the Board of Commissioners’ page.  Applications should be e-mailed to Sue Becraft in the Commissioners’ office at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015.

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