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DHS news release

Feb. 27, 2007


General contact: Bonnie Widerburg, 971-673-1282
Technical contact: Katy King, 971-673-1265


Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Lincoln City


The Public Health Advisory Board will meet March 2 to hear presentations and discuss topics related to public health issues affecting Oregonians.


The meeting is from 9 a.m. until noon in the NW Conference Room, third floor of Lincoln City Hall, 801 S.W. Highway 101 in Lincoln City.


Agenda topics and approximate times include:

  • 9 a.m. -- Announcements, minutes approval and introduction of new board members;
  • 9:15 a.m. -- Public health update by Susan Allan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., Oregon Department of Human Services Public Health Division administrator;
  • 9:35 a.m. -- Legislative update by Katy King, DHS Public Health Division government relations liaison;
  • 9:50 a.m. -- Discussion of SB33, water system fluoridation, and SB 234, genetically modified products;
  • 10:45 a.m. -- Discussion of SB 162, emergency medical services and trauma reform; and
  • 11:15 a.m. – Lunch and discussion of emerging issues.

The meeting will adjourn at noon so members can provide testimony on HB 2185, public health law and authorities, at a Joint Emergency Preparedness Field Hearing in City Hall Council Chambers, third floor of Lincoln City Hall.


Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations are asked to call the DHS Public Health Division, 971-673-1229, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.


PHAB is a 15-member board whose members are appointed by the Governor and are charged with reviewing statewide public health issues and advising the DHS Public Health Division on public health policy matters.