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8/19/2013

Board of Health extends applications for health advisory council

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Julie Grimm, Public Health
Phone: (360) 397-8477
Julie.Grimm@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA − The Board of County Commissioners has extended the deadline for applicants seeking to fill unexpired terms for three vacancies on the Public Health Advisory Council. The positions are for:

• A consumer of public health services
• A physician practicing in Clark County
• A nurse practicing in Clark County

The council is a link between the Board of County Commissioners in their capacity as the Board of Health and the community, and provides a local focus on public health. The council identifies community health needs, sets priorities, and formulates recommendations to the Board of Health to enhance the health status of the community. Access to care, health inequalities, obesity, a sustainable food system, violence prevention, climate change and healthy growth are among the council’s leading concerns. As a result, the council benefits by including people with a wide range of life experiences and perspectives.

The council meets 6-8 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. It meets in the second-floor conference room at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

To be considered, applicants must submit a resume and/or letter of interest to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000. Commissioners also will accept applications by fax at (360) 397-6058 and email to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

In the letter, applicants should describe why they are interested in volunteering, what unique perspectives they would bring to the council, and any experiences or activities that would support the council’s efforts.

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