DATE: February 1, 2017
SUBJECT: Community Health Council
CONTACT: Rochelle Black, 541-682-4161
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Community Health Council. The committee advises the Board of Commissioners on topics and issues related to the Community Health Centers of Lane County, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and also serves as the governing board for the Health Centers. Details about the Council and its composition, meeting schedule and the requirements for service on the Council follow:
COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL: Provides assistance and advice to the Board of Commissioners and the Health & Human Services (H&HS) Department's Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) in promoting its mission to provide comprehensive health care that is quality-driven, affordable and culturally competent to the people of Lane County. The Community Health Council will provide input and feedback to generally advise the development, implementation and evaluation of CHCLC programs, including but not limited to all programs funded through the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care Grant(s). This may include providing feedback and advice regarding the health care needs of Lane County residents. One goal of the Community Health Council is to review marketplace trends and to provide assistance and advice which reflect the economic realities of the marketplace. The Council works with the H&HS/CHCLC's management team and with community leaders to actively engage in long-term strategic planning to build sustainability for the centers.
MEMBERSHIP: The Council has a membership range of 9 to 15.
MEETING SCHEDULE: Monthly. The Council meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at the Delta Oaks Clinic at 1022 Green Acres Road in Eugene. This meeting location is convenient to bus routes. Meals are provided and stipends are available to offset transportation and other costs which may be associated with meeting attendance.
VACANCY: The Council is seeking up to five consumer members. To qualify as a consumer, the candidate must be a current registered patient of the Community Health Centers of Lane County and must have accessed services at any of the Health Center locations within the past twenty four months. Lane County is particularly interested in attracting consumer members who can represent those who utilize mental health services and/or those who utilize pediatric services. A legal guardian of a consumer who is a dependent child or adult, or a legal sponsor of an immigrant may also be considered a consumer. In an effort to ensure the Council is representative of the community at large, Lane County is also interested in attracting consumer members who live in Commissioner District 1 (West Lane County), Commissioner District 4 (North Eugene) and Commissioner District 5 (East Lane County).
TERM: Four (4) year terms with a limit of two (2) consecutive terms of membership. When vacancies occur during the unexpired term of a member, the Council may nominate a new member to the Board of Commissioners for consideration for appointment for the duration of the term. Such appointees shall serve as members of the Council until the end of the terms of the outgoing members, except in the case of vacancies occurring within the last 6 months of a term, which shall be for the remaining term of the vacancy plus 4 years.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Applications are available online and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene or at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 N. Delta Highway.