Board Of Health Reports To Johnson County Commissioners

Johnson County Public Health
Johnson County Public Health

The Johnson County Board of Health met with the county commissioners during their last meeting, updating them on what has been happening during the last quarter.

Public Health Nurse Ann Jarvis thanked the commissioners for their recent review and approval of contracts for the County Health Officer (or CHO) and Public Health Nurse, and also commended County IT Director Rande Money for updating computers in the Public Health Office.

Jarvis reported that the state had conducted a Public Health Emergency Response Program review of the Johnson County Public Health Office in June of this year and they received a score of 90%.

The County Health Officer, Dr. Mark Schueler, had a CHO meeting in May that covered flooding and the 2014 flu campaign.
They reviewed guidelines and physician-approved orders and protocols.
Dr. Schueler also signed a new family planning order for the local Public Health office.

Jarvis then updated the commissioners on the Medication Donation Program and how it works.
Narcotic medicines are still collected through the criminal justice center, but all other medicines can be taken to Public Health for
re-distribution.

Finally, she reported that the Bike Buffalo event on May 31st resulted in 22 bike helmets being distributed, 4 bicycles being donated from private individuals, business sponsors and Wyoming Cancer Resource Services.
The four bicycles were given away during the event.

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