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DHS news release

Sept. 10, 2007

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

Public Health Advisory Board meets Friday in Portland

The Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) will meet Sept. 14 to hear presentations and discuss topics related to public health issues affecting Oregonians.

The meeting is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Room 1D of the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street in Portland.

Agenda topics and approximate times include:

  • 9-9:20 a.m. -- Announcements and approval of the minutes
  • 9:20-9:30 a.m. -- Public comment period
  • 9:30-10 a.m. -- Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems program reform
  • 10-10:45 a.m. -- Public health emergency preparedness, including discussion of funding and the preparedness policy group
  • 11-11:50 a.m. -- DHS Public Health Division budget and legislative report
  • 12-1 p.m. -- Lunch with a Leader -- State Representative Tina Kotek
  • 1-1:30 p.m. -- Role of public health within the state health care reform process
  • 1:30-2 p.m. -- Proposed development of a statewide take-back program for unused pharmaceuticals

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.