GCHD hosting special meeting Jan. 12

By Portia Williams

GREENUP, Ky. — A special meeting of the Greenup County Board of Health (GCBH) will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, and will include a statewide broadcast from Frankfort in conjunction with the Kentucky Association of Local Boards of Health.

Kentucky’s Public Health 3.0 (the 2017 legislative platform) will be the topic. GCBH members will attend at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenup County Health Department’s Health Education Center. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health director, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, will be speaking about the federal Public Health 3.0 strategy.

Chris Crum, director of Greenup County Health Department, said it provides an opportunity for health boards to gain insight about one another’s priorities.

“This meeting will give an opportunity for local boards of health to see what other public health advocates around the state see as a priority going into the upcoming legislative session. With the introduction of this new legislative platform (KY Public Health 3.0), Kentucky health departments can get back to doing what they do best,” Crum said. “

The main issues to be addressed will consist of the following:

  • Adopt public health accreditation requirements for state and local health departments,
  • Accountability measures for local community health assessment and community health improvement plan,
  • Credentialing for public health leaders,
  • Create a true statewide data exchange of public health information
  • Substantially modify public health funding methodology.

The regular, quarterly health board meetings will be March 2, June 1, Sept. 7, and Nov. 30. These meetings will convene at 6:30 p.m. at the GCHD Health Education Center. For more information please contact the Greenup County Health Department by phone at 606-473-9838 or by email at greenuphealth@gmail.com.

By Portia Williams

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.


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