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Board of Health Meeting, July 12

Upcoming Meeting to be Focused on Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

Board of Health Meeting, July 12

Upcoming Meeting to be Focused on Heroin/Opioid Epidemic


SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold a work session to discuss a number of issues related to heroin and opioids. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

While it’s not a new issue, the spotlight on Snohomish County’s heroin and opioid epidemic is getting brighter. Given this increased attention on a very real problem, staff have put together this session with speakers to brief the Board on a few key areas:

  • The evolution of opioids and heroin use, and their physiological effects
  • A look at Snohomish County data and trends
  • Treatment options, education and outreach
  • What public health is doing and what it could be doing

Following the presentations, the Board will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel before engaging in discussion. Staff hope to gauge the Board’s interest and preferences for potential approaches to help inform further discussions with stakeholders and the 2017 budget process.                   

Board of Health Agenda

1.     Call to Order

2.     Roll Call

3.     Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 14, 2016

4.     Consent Agenda

a.     Approval of vouchers and Resolution 16-011 authorizing June 2016 expenditures for Health District
and PHEPR fund 

5.     Public Comment

6.     Committee and Standing Reports

a.     Finance Report (SR 16-042; J. Chapman, no presentation)

b.     SHD Strategic Plan Q2 update (P. Mayer, no presentation) 

7.     Oral Report

a.     Environment Health (J. Ketchel) 

8.     Action Item

a.     Secure Medicine Return Ordinance Fee Schedule (SR 16-045; J. Ketchel)

9.     Chair’s Report

10.  Health Officer’s Report

SR 16-043 – G. Goldbaum

11.  Work Session

a.     A Closer Look at the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Snohomish County (SR 16-044;
G. Goldbaum, H. Thomas, C. Banta-Green, M.J. Brell-Vujovic, C. Hart-Anderson) 

12.  Information Items

a.     Review of upcoming meetings. (All meetings held at Snohomish Health District unless otherwise noted.)
1)     Public Health Advisory Council – July 27, 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. 2)     Board of Health – August 9, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

13.  Adjournment

The public is invited to attend. Parking and meeting rooms are accessible for persons with disabilities. Questions or additional information about the board meeting may be obtained by contacting Linda Carl, 425.339.5210; Relay: 711; Email To request reasonable accommodations, please contact Ms. Carl by Monday, July 11, 2016.

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