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Public Health Advisory Committee Minutes
Aug. 10, 2016

Happy Valley City Council Chamber, Happy Valley, OR

Present: Amanda Brunton, Dawn Emerick, Debra Mason, Dr. Eli Schwarz, Dr. Sarah Present, Jarett Gilbert, Julie Aalbers, Kim Swan, Michael Ralls, Molly Haynes, Philip Mason, Steve Campbell

Recorder: Philip Mason

Welcome, Introductions & Meet New Public Health Director


Steve Campbell graciously hosted the meeting today at the Happy Valley City Council Chamber and provided breakfast. Steve provided an overview of the city government, community & discussed their prioritized theme this year: HEALTH!

PHAC members introduced themselves, described their purpose for serving on the PHAC and welcomed Dawn Emerick, new Clackamas County Public Health Director to the meeting.

Updates on Public Health Modernization


Dawn Emerick shared her experience at Clackamas County thus far and then provided a presentation to introduce PHAC members to the Modernization of Public Health, along with updates on current activities related to this legislation (HB 3100).


Public Health Modernization will be an area of focus for the upcoming H3S Legislative Candidates Forum. Philip will send a ‘Save the Date’ for this event – PHAC members are expected to attend!

Proposal for Public Health Ethics Process


Dr. Present provided an overview of Public Health Ethics and discussed the written proposal. September’s PHAC meeting will be extended to conduct an ethnical deliberation. This will serve as an opportunity for all of us to learn together through use of a case study.


Please rate which case studies you’d like to conduct our first ethics deliberation via Survey Monkey.



Community Health Assessment Updates: The regional community health needs assessment through the Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative was just released. We’ll send out the report once the press release is finalized and ready for distribution.

Next Meeting:

Late September – please complete doodle poll to assist with scheduling.
NOTE: meeting will be extended to 3 hours in order to conduct pilot of public health ethics deliberation

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