Get involved with healthcare at the local level: County Health Council in search of patient representation on board
Clackamas County Board of Commissioners (BCC) 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 or behavioral health clinics. Parents and guardians of our patients are also eligible for membership.
The council and the BCC are responsible for oversight of a federally 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 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 Public and Government Affairs at 503-742-4353. The application deadline is Feb. 20.
For more information, contact Julie Hertel at 503-742-5333.
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