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Saline County Health Department accepts changes to emergency action plan, WIC to offer breastfeeding classes

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Saline County Health Department Board of Trustees covered a lot of ground at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

WIC will be offering breastfeeding classes in March. Disa Farris, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will be offering classes once a month from noon to 1 p.m. in the community room at SCHD. Prenatal breastfeeding education classes will be on the second Tuesday of each month, and a general support group will be on the second Thursday of each month.

The revised budget for 2012 was approved. Total income for 2012 was $925,175.10; total expenses were $846,169.96 and that left the health department with a difference of $79,005.14.

Nancy Clements approached the Saline County Health Department about being a life wellness coach at the health department and a decision was tabled until next meeting.

Updates on the emergency operations plan were approved. Updates included using the pharmacies in Saline County as a way to distribute antibiotics or vaccines in emergency situations.

The board discussed Mirna Villatoro renting the basement to teach zumba classes two nights a week. The decision was tabled until they could discuss the liability risks.

The board approved renting an office to Stacy Robb with University Extension one day a week.

The board also approved buying new window treatments for offices in the front of the building.

During the Saline Public Health Fund Board of Trustees meeting, creating a 501c3 scholarship fund for CPR and first aid programs.

The Medical Reserve Core has been offering low cost CPR and first aid classes, but recently the price of certification cards went up.

The scholarship fund will allow MRC to keep costs low for participants.

Minutes of the last meeting, paying of bills and the financial report were approved. All members were in attendance.

Contact Kelsey Alumbaugh at kalumbaugh@marshallnews



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