The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 24, 2008

Board of Health sets annual goals

The Board of Health has developed the following informal list of annual goals for 2008:

Regulations - continue to review and update local regulations:

- Complete revisions to Water Supply Regulations by January 2009;

- Prepare a checklist for applicants asking for waivers;

- Review policies.

Public Health - promote a healthy community:

- Investigate joining a Mosquito Control Program;

- Provide education on Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis;

- Investigate holding a Flu Clinic using Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers.

Emergency Preparedness - continue efforts on emergency response capabilities:

- Continue work with regional Public Health Initiatives;

- Continue work on Neighborhood Networks; recruit organizers; provide guidance on how to organize; set up database; provide trainings; sheltering in place; handbook.

- Provide training for MRC volunteers;

- Hold a joint drill with fire, police and emergency medical services;

- Set up HAM Radio network;

- Look into a town-wide emergency notification telephone system; obtain financing;

- Prepare and update emergency plan.

Management and Financial Planning - work to improve customer service, budget management, and knowledge of board responsibilities.

- Pre-meeting conference with chair;

- Semi-annual review of goals;

- Prepare a fee analysis;

- Utilize website for public health information, forms and permits;

- Prepare a procedures manual for the health department. ∆

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