Board of Health seeks applicants for Public Health Advisory Council
Julie Grimm, Public Health
Vancouver, WA − Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants to fill the following vacancies on the Public Health Advisory Council:
• A dentist practicing in Clark County
• A consumer of public health services
• A representative from the Clark County educational community
• A representative from the Clark County Youth Commission, Clark County Youth House, or a representative of local area high schools or a local area college
Terms will start Oct. 1 and end Sept. 30, 2017.
The council is a direct link between the community, Board of Health and Clark County Public Health. It provides advice on public health policies, decision making and practices. Access to care, health inequalities, obesity, a sustainable food system, adverse childhood experiences, climate change and healthy growth are among the council’s leading concerns. As a result, the council benefits by including people with varied life experiences and perspectives.
The council meets 6-8 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Members meet in the second-floor conference room at the Center for Community Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.
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 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014.