By Marcy Stamper After initially considering a smaller Board of Health, the Okanogan County commissioners have elected to enlarge the board to seven members. The commissioners adopted a new charter increasing the membership from six to seven on Oct. 12. The size of the board coincides with the recommendation to the commissioners from an advisory […]
Okanogan County Public Health
The Okanogan County commissioners heard from a dozen members of the public about their proposal for a smaller Board of Health at their hearing on Monday (Oct. 5). Speakers favored a larger board with more representation from the cities and the health profession, according to County Commissioner Ray Campbell.
By Marcy Stamper After considering the composition of the county’s Board of Health, which has had two vacancies for several months, the Okanogan County commissioners are proposing a smaller board with five members — the three commissioners, a mayor or city council member, and a representative from the medical or environmental health community. The current board charter, […]
The Okanogan County commissioners want a smaller Board of Health with different representation to oversee the county’s Public Health district. The move is partially an outcome of their recent concerns about the district’s cash flow and management.
The commissioners directed Perry Huston, their administrative officer and the county’s planning director, to draft a …
A large withdrawal from an emergency fund at Okanogan County Public Health, differing opinions about wages there, and other issues have prompted the county commissioners to scrutinize the county’s health district — along with the board that oversees it.
The situation also has the Public Health staff taking days of unpaid leave. The health district, which is funded by …
Okanogan County Public Health is conducting a community health assessment to get a better understanding of people’s perceptions about health and lifestyle issues. “We have quantitative data, like mortality rates and health rankings, but want a qualitative view of people’s perceptions,” said Community Health Director Lauri Jones. The 11-question survey asks people to rate the […]