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JULY 7, 2008

7:00 pm – 8:15 pm


Members Present:   Pat McDonnell, Gaylen Hicok, Barb Quam.


Others Present:  Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian, Lori Cajthaml, Advisory Board Member, Gail Arjes, Director of Public Health and Kim Schrage.


Members Absent:  Dr. Bruce Dietrich and Dr. Lisa Kapler.



Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Pat McDonnell.


Agenda approved – Motion by Barb Quam, second by Gaylen Hicok.


Minutes from May 12th, 2008 and June 12, 2008 flood update meeting reviewed and approved by Board.   Motion made by Pat McDonnell, second by Gaylen Hicok.  Motion carried.


Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Administrator


A:  Homemaker policy change – Gail informed the Board the Homemaker policy will state homemaker clients need to be seen at least annually with the aide present at the time of the visit.


B:  Annual approval for the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Agency Policies and Procedures and Preparedness Plans was signed by Pat McDonnell and will be presented to Dr. Kapler for her signature.  All policies are accessible for staff viewing.


C:  Elderbridge Contract – Reviewed and discussed the contract with Board.  We have been approved the following FY’09 funding:  Senior Living Programs Assessment/Intervention $2,500.00, Homemaker Program $8,000.00, Personal Care Program $3,000.00, and Senior Health Physicals $2,000.00. 









D:  Tetanus/flood review - Gail informed Board a total of 646 tetanus vaccinations were given.  Clinics were held at various locations in Floyd County.  450 dosages were received from the State of Iowa at no cost and 196 doses were purchased privately by Public Health at a cost of $3, 868.98.   Public Health has 56 doses remaining.  For completion of the performance measure for the FY08 LPHS Contract, Floyd Co. Public Health/Home Health Care provided immunizations of 196 Tetanus in which the $1,000 incentive was applied. 


E:  CASPER Report – During the week of June 20- June 26, 2008 the Iowa Department of Public Health teams to conduct assessments in Floyd County to estimate the public health impact on the population and significant human needs resulting from the flood.  A large proportion of households interviewed identified mental health and stress issues suggest that mental health services should be targeted to households that have been flood damaged.  Those interviewed expressed high levels of concern regarding children and the psychological symptoms including nightmare, fears and aggressive behaviors that have occurred since the flood.  Environmental concerns were mold and air quality. 


F:  Paperless agenda and minutes of meeting -   agenda/minutes will be sent via e-mail with any attachment/links to all Board Members.  This will save postage for the agency. 


G:  Budget Review – Floyd County Public Health used 94.92 percent of the FY07/08 budget.  Revenue received is at 123.83 percent.   Gail also talked about the need of marketing for the agency and the cost of doing this.  Gail mentioned it is hard to compete with larger agencies if there is no marketing of the agency. 


Jeff Sherman – Floyd County Sanitarian


A:  YTD Budget – Jeff updated Board regarding his budget. 


B:  Update water sampling/flood cleanup – Jeff informed Board he has been very busy, he has done 40 water sampling since the flood with more to do. Samples taken from the flood area were treated once, majority of the samples have come back good.  Information has been provided and given to the public at the time of sampling on water treatment/safety. Jeff discussed the need for additional help in his department.  Pat McDonnell suggested approaching the Board of Supervisors.


C:  Nuisance complaints – Jeff will continue to follow up on any complaints.   Previous complaint – resident still is making progress.


Old Business:


Smoking policy reviewed.  Signs posted on all county vehicles.  Help number and website posted on the Non Smoking signs. 


New Business:         No new business to discuss.


Next meeting will be held on  Monday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m., Assembly Room of the Floyd County Courthouse. 


Motion to adjourn made by Pat McDonnell, second by Gaylen Hicok, motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm. 







Kim Schrage



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