A complete meeting agenda can be found at www.washoecounty.us/health. The meeting is open to the public.
“The annual strategic retreat of district board of health members provides Washoe County residents an opportunity to listen to our topical areas for eventual broader discussions on health and public health needs and our approach to dealing with those needs in the future,” said District Health Officer Dr. Joseph Iser.
Other items on the agenda include:
• Communicable diseases
• Non-communicable disease and chronic disease
• Emergency preparedness
• Health-related legislative issues
• Budget reductions.
A presentation on district health response to multi-casualty incidents such as the IHOP shootings and the Reno National Championship Air Races accident also is planned.
The district board of health, through the Washoe County Health District, has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. The mission of the board and the health district is to protect and enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Washoe County through providing health promotion, disease prevention, public health emergency preparedness, and environmental services. The Washoe County District Board of Health is a policy-making board composed of seven members, which includes two representatives each from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, and a physician licensed to practice medicine in Nevada. Funding for the Health District is derived from a combination of service fees, grants, and tax revenues.
For more information, visit www.washoecounty.us/health.