Clark County Board of Health seeks applicants from educational community for Advisory Council

The Public Health Advisory Council makes recommendations to the county councilors in their capacity as the Board of Health

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for a position on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council.

The Public Health Advisory Council makes recommendations to the county councilors in their capacity as the Board of Health.
The Public Health Advisory Council makes recommendations to the county councilors in their capacity as the Board of Health.

The board is accepting applications from Clark County residents to fill a position that represents the educational community. The three-year term begins Oct. 1, 2021 and ends Sept. 30, 2024.

The advisory council meets 5:30-7:30 pm via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every even month. When in-person meetings resume, they will be 6-8 p.m. 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 brief letter of interest and résumé to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, PO Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000.

Applications can also be emailed to michelle.pfenning@clark.wa.gov.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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