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Meeting Name: BOARD OF HEALTH Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/14/2020 5:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, Room 301-A
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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     1. Roll Call

Minutes note: Meeting was called to order at 5:32pm. Present: President Lyn Ranta, Vice-President Caroline Gomez-Tom, Julia Means, Ruthie Burich-Weatherly, Bria Grant, Ericka Sinclair, Wujie Zhang, and Alderwoman Chantia Lewis (arrived at 5.54pm) Absent: LaNelle Ramey
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     2. Approval of minutes from 12/10/19 meeting

Minutes note: Board member Burich-Weatherly moved approval, seconded by member Zhang, to approve the minutes from December 14, 2019. There were no objections.
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     3. Communication from the Commissioner of Health regarding department updates

Minutes note: The Commissioner said it was her goal to have key leadership positions filled by the end of Q1 2020. Key vacancies include the Deputy Commissioner of Community Health, Medical Director, and Communications Officer. The Commissioner provided an update on the BOMB Doula program, including a status update on vacancies (2 of 4 Doulas hired), and the status on the Doula partnership with the County. The Commissioner said she is working on a report to the community highlighting successes from 2019 that should be ready by the next Board meeting. The Board discussed the number of vacancies in the department. Board members Means, Sinclair, and Grant volunteered to meet to discuss ways that the Board can help fill vacancies. Board member Burich-Weatherly asked about developing Board of Health social media accounts. Lilliann Paine, Chief of Staff, will follow up with member Burich-Weatherly to discuss next steps. The Commissioner will send the Board the department organizational chart, information on the BOMB Doula program, and information on the Build Health Challenge.
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     4. Update on the development of the Lead-Safe Advisory Committee

Minutes note: Board members Grant and Zhang provided an update on the development of the Lead-Safe Advisory Committee. The Board is accepting applications at www.milwaukee.gov/leadsafe until February 11, 2020. The Board determined that they would only accept applications from residents of the city of Milwaukee. An update on the status of the committee will be provided at the February Board of Health meeting. Michael Stevenson, Public Health Strategist, will update the application to include the deadline and residency requirements. Lilliann Paine, Chief of Staff, will work with Board members Grant and Zhang to issue a press release announcing the committee and a request for applications.
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     5. 2019 Successes and 2020 Priorities, Administration

Minutes note: Mark Yatchak, the Health Department's Budget and Finance Manager, provided an overview of 2019 successes and 2020 priorities for his program area. 2019 successes: Successful restructuring of the Department to better facilitate position productivity; enhanced partnerships with program managers to improve financial outcomes; engaged with the Department of Administration's Budget Office for the 2020 budget. 2020 priorities: Usage of new organizational structure to improve and account for specific revenues and expenditures; strengthen relationships with program managers for the best use of budget dollars; optimize grant dollars to enhance positive outcomes for the community. Mark will provide quarterly updates to the Board regarding department finances.
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     6. Discussion of future meeting agenda items

Minutes note: Members identified the following items to include in future agendas: STI strategic plan update, Lead-Safe Advisory Committee updates, overview of the hiring process, cyber secutiry (IT), discussion of community events.
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     7. Adjournment

Minutes note: A motion was made by Board member Burch-Weatherly, seconded by member Sinclair to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:02pm.
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