AND NEW GRANTS DISCUSSED AT THE HEALTH BOARD MEETING
Bond County Health Board met Monday night with a number
of items on the agenda. There was continued discussion
about the whooping cough vaccinations. A recommendation
was made stating that the county gives these shots to
children who are entering both the 5th and 9th grade.
The shots are free, but there will be a seven-dollar administration
fee, payable at the time the shot is given. The recommendation
for the Health Board expire at the end of June for three
members. Rev. Tim Pate, Anna Oestreich and Dr. Tracy Hall
all have been asked to return and serve another term.
The Board recommended their reappointment.
private pay policy and fee was agreed upon and will be
instituted for the Telehealth program. There had been
some inquires about privately paying for the Telehealth
monitors. The prices that were agreed upon are as follows:
The Sentry monitor $175 per month; Genesis with out pulse-ox
$92 per month; and Genesis with pulse-ox $100 per month.
Health Board received three grants this month totaling
$33,086. The first two are for the City readiness initiative
and the St. Louis Area Regional Response System or STARRS.
The $6,086 from CRI will be mainly used for salaries for
the local emergency response coordinator, public information
officer and the health department director. STARRS will
coordinate the response to a variety of emergencies ranging
from a biological attack to a natural disaster such as
a tornado. While the 17,000 given by STARRS will be mostly
spent on equipment needed. The equipment list includes
items like a generator, satellite phone, 2-way radios,
and a trailer where these and other items can be stored.
The third grant was $10,000 for the Pandemic Flu preparedness.
This is concerning the Asian Bird-flu. There have only
been 200 cases worldwide and mainly in Asia. This grant
is for preventive actions in case there were an outbreak
in the U.S.
building and grounds committee made their report from
their April meeting to the board. They gave the board
the space issues recommendations and shared their suggestions.
After some discussion it was decided to send the issue
back to the committee with the task of finding a company
to develop a master plan for the possible construction
of a new building or an addition to the existing structure.
other business the board has begun work on the IPLAN.
This is the Illinois Project Local Assessment of needs
that every county has to do about every five years. They
will talk about county health issues and find the top
three health priorities locally and develop a plan.