5-14-12

Clackamas County

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Clackamas County Health Council in search of patient representation on board

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Councy health council in search of patient representation on board

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking five volunteers to serve on the county's Community Health Council. Membership requirements are guided by council bylaws and federal regulations. At this time, representation is needed from patients served by Clackamas County Community Health's primary care of behavioral health clinics. Parents and guardians of patients are also eligible for membership.

The council and the Board of County Commissioners are responsible for oversights of a federallly-funded grant that provides primary care, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the county. Council duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies, and providing fiscal oversight. In order to achieve a balance and countywide representing a countywide representation on the council, applicants from various geographic areas in the county and various ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Interested individuals who meet the criteria outlined above are asked to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted at http://www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp.

For an application form, contact Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs at 503-742-4353. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 20. For more information, call Julie Hertel at 503-742-5333.

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