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King County Board of Health meeting on July 21, 2016

Summary

The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 7/21/16. Topics on the agenda include potential action on a resolution calling for meaningful actions to address lead poisoning and support for efforts to eliminate lead poisoning in King County and a briefing regarding a gun violence prevention program and Public Health approaches to firearm suicide prevention.

Story

The King County Board of Health will hold its next meeting on July 21, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

King County Council Chambers
10th Floor, King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue, Room 1001
Seattle

AGENDA

  1. Call to order

  2. Roll call

  3. Announcement of any alternates serving in place of regular members

  4. Approval of Minutes of June 16, 2016

  5. Public comments

  6. Director's report

Discussion and possible action

  1. Resolution No. 16-07
    A Resolution calling for meaningful actions to address lead poisoning and support for efforts to eliminate lead poisoning in King County.

Briefings

  1. BOH Briefing No. 16-B13
    Preventing lead poisoning in King County

    Presented by:
    Nicole Thomsen, Environmental Public Health Planner, Environmental Health Services, Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
    Steve Whittaker, PhD, Public Health Researcher, Environmental Health Services, Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program


  2. BOH Briefing No. 16-B14
    Gun violence prevention program and Public Health approaches to firearm suicide prevention

    Presented by:
    Laura Hitchcock, JD, Program Manager, Gun Violence Prevention Program, Public Health – Seattle & King County
    Chief Carol Cummings, Bothell Police Department

    Jennifer Stuber, PhD, Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work; Executive Director, Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention

  1. Chair's Report

  2. Board Member Updates

  3. Administrator's Report

  4. Other business

Adjournment

The King County Board of Health sets county-wide public health policy, enacts and enforces local public health regulations, and carries out other duties of local boards of health specified in state law. These duties include enforcing state public health statutes, preventing and controlling the spread of infectious disease, abating nuisances, and establishing fee schedules for licenses, permits and other services.