Clark County Board of Health Seeks Public Health Advisory Council Applicants

The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for three positions on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council.

The board is accepting applications from Clark County residents for the following positions:

– A doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Clark County.
– A Clark County consumer of public health services.
– A representative from the Clark County Youth Commission or Clark County Youth House or a representative of local area high schools or colleges.

The openings are for three-year terms that begin October 1.

The council meets 6:00-8:00 PM on the third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are in the main conference room on the second floor of the Center for Community Health, 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd.

The Public Health Advisory Council makes recommendations to the county councilors in their capacity as the Board of Health. The advisory council identifies needs and suggests ways to enhance community health. Among the council’s top priorities are addressing adverse childhood experiences, community health improvement planning and support for healthy children.

Clark County Public Health protects the community’s health by preventing disease, responding to health threats and reducing health disparities. The department promotes healthy communities and environments, health equity, and disease and injury prevention. With community partners, Public Health works to promote healthier choices; ensure the safety of food and water; reduce environmental waste and contamination; and protect people from disease outbreaks through monitoring, early detection, and swift response.

Those interested in an appointment to the advisory council should submit a letter and résumé to Alyssa Weyhrauch, County Manager’s Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000.

Applications also can be faxed to 360.397.6058 or emailed to [email protected]

Application deadline is 5:00 pm Friday, August 24, 2018.

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