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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: BOARD OF HEALTH Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/4/2023 5:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual
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     This is virtual meeting. Please join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone using the link provided below or by calling the number provided.    Not available Not available
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   1. Call to Order    Not available Not available
     Chair Caroline Gomez-Tom called the meeting to order at 5:31pm.    Not available Not available
   2. Roll Call    Not available Not available
     Present: Ruthie Burich-Weatherly, Caroline Gomez-Tom, Bria Grant, Dr. Ian Martin, Ericka Sinclair, and Ald. JoCasta Zamarripa Absent: Excused: Julia Means and Wujie Zhang Julie Means has requested to resign earlier than scheduled from the Board of Health.     Not available Not available
   3. Approval of March 2, 2023 Board meeting minutes     Not available Not available
     Board member Dr. Ian Martin motioned to approve, Board member Ruthie Burich-Weatherly seconded, the motion passed with all in favor and none opposed.    Not available Not available
   4. Communication from Interim Commissioner, Tyler Weber    Not available Not available
     Interim Commissioner Weber presented an update including the Common Council vote for Health Commissioner candidate, the ending of the Emergency Order and how it impacts Medicaid renewal and eligibility, current COVID vaccine availability, and preparations for Fall 2023 COVID vaccine availability.    Not available Not available
   5. Communication from Board Director, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, regarding Ascension Wisconsin’s reductions in healthcare service at St. Francis Hospital Milwaukee    Not available Not available
     Board Director, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, provided an update regarding the reduction and elimination of services at Ascension Wisconsin’s St. Francis Hospital Milwaukee and how it has impacted the southside community and across the city of Milwaukee. Guest speaker Executive Director of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, Jamie Lucas' presentation included trends from 2016 – 2023 regarding profits, salaries, eliminated and remaining services at St. Francis Hospital Milwaukee.     Not available Not available
   6. Communication from Board Chairperson, Caroline Gomez-Tom, regarding Medicaid Renewal and Eligibility Re-Determination in Milwaukee    Not available Not available
     Board Chairperson, Caroline Gomez-Tom, provided an update regarding the Medicaid Renewal and Eligibility Re-Determination in Milwaukee including the pandemic eligibility rule guaranteeing continuous eligibility has stopped, re-determination will begin by the end of the month, and the potential loss of healthcare coverage for individuals and or families.    Not available Not available
   7. Presentation from Office of Violence Prevention Director, Ashanti Hamilton, regarding OVP Operations and Programming    Not available Not available
     Office of Violence Prevention Director, Ashanti Hamilton presented an update regarding OVP operations and programming including the mission of OVP, the Blueprint goals, understanding prevention, guiding principles, and department and summer initiatives. Family Violence Prevention Coordinator, DeShawn Ewing presented and update including the Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 2023 events, trainings and collaborations and Family Violence Services offered to the community. Suicide Prevention Manager, Vaynesia Kendrick presented an update including the messaging with the HOP and other community partners, suicide and reckless driving, and the OVP faith-based community collaboration and partnership Community Violence Prevention Coordinator, Quentin Taylor presented an update including the OVP partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks, Safe Summer initiatives, and Milwaukee Promise Zones initiatives. Office of Violence Prevention Operations Manager, Karin Tyler presented an update on ReCast Milwaukee including summer therapy initiatives, Milwaukee County partnership regarding trau    Not available Not available
     Standing Agenda Items:     Not available Not available
   8. Home Environmental Health (Lead Program)     Not available Not available
     Deputy Commissioner Weber presented a lead update including vacancies and hires, city and nationwide funding development, adaptation of LMS, ARPA update, and the future launch of an ARPA dedicated webpage.    Not available Not available
   9. MHD Board Member and Branch Collaboration Updates     Not available Not available
     Board Member Ruthie Burich-Weatherly met with the Admin branch and discussed the budget, salary reconciliation, vacancies and the classification study. Chair Caroline Gomez-Tom met with the PIE branch and discussed position postings and vacancies.     Not available Not available
   10. Office of Violence Prevention [SEE AGENDA ITEM #7]    Not available Not available
   11. Future agenda items [Next board meeting, Thursday, July 6, 2023 @ 5:30 pm]    Not available Not available
     ~ Policy, Innovation and Engagement (PIE) will provide an update provide an update at the next scheduled meeting. ~ COVID and Flu vaccinations Fall 2023 –pricing accessibility, and MHD role     Not available Not available
   12. Adjournment    Not available Not available
     Board member Ruthie Burich-Weatherly motioned to adjourn, Board member Ericka Sinclair seconded and motion passed, with all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:32 pm.    Not available Not available
     In the event that Common Council members who are not members of this committee attend this meeting, this meeting may also simultaneously constitute a meeting of the Common Council or any of the following committees: Community and Economic Development, Finance and Personnel, Judiciary and Legislation, Licenses, Public Safety and Health, Public Works, Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development, and/or Steering and Rules. Whether a simultaneous meeting is occurring depends on whether the presence of one or more of the Common Council member results in a quorum of the Common Council or any of the above committees, and, if there is a quorum of another committee, whether any agenda items listed above involve matters within that committee’s realm of authority. In the event that a simultaneous meeting is occurring, no action other than information gathering will be taken at the simultaneous meeting.     Not available Not available
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     Bike racks are available on Water Street, Market Street, and Broadway, and a Bublr Bike Share station is located on the northeast corner of Kilbourn Avenue and Water Street.    Not available Not available
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