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Meeting of the Board of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit

Held on June 23, 2017, Timmins Office, Board Room

Present:

  • Gilles Chartrand
  • Rick Lafleur
  • Kevin Osborne
  • Drago Stefanic
  • Claude Bourassa
  • Pat Bamford
  • Andrew Marks
  • André Rhéaume

Staff:

  • Dr. Lianne Catton
  • Don West
  • Maria Cook
  • Chantal Riopel
  • Bob Bell
  • Lynn Leggett
  • Joëlle Aubin
  • Anna Gauthier

Recorder: Maria Cook

1) Call to Order

Gilles Chartrand, Chair, 5:00 p.m.

2) Approval of Agenda

MOVED BY: André Rhéaume
SECONDED BY: Rick Lafleur

THAT the agenda for this meeting be approved, as circulated.

Carried

3) Adoption of Minutes of Meeting

MOVED BY: Drago Stefanic
SECONDED BY: Claude Bourassa

THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit held May 26, 2017 be approved.

Carried

4) Business Arising from Minutes

None.

5) Correspondence

Don West spoke to the following correspondence:

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Re: Municipal Levy Apportionment

Copy of letter, dated June 1st, to Minister Hoskins, requesting Ontario Regulation 489/97 Allocation of Board of Health Expenses default apportionment for local contributions be amended to Stats Canada numbers instead of Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) numbers.

Re: Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Board of Health Letter in Support of Low Income Adult Dental Program in   
       Ontario

Copy of letter, dated June 7th, to Minister Hoskins, requesting a commitment to a sustainable dental program that appropriately addresses the dental problems of those in need to deliver better value for the people and the Province by redirecting funds currently spent in emergency rooms and physicians’ offices to preventive care and dental treatment.

Peterborough Public Health

Re:  Assessment of the Healthy Menu Choices Acts

Copy of letter, dated June 7th, to Minister Hoskins, supporting Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s call for transparency regarding indicators of success of the newly implemented Healthy Menu Choices Act.

Re:  Moving forward on the Federal Opioid Strategy

Copy of letter, dated June 7th, to Minister Philpott, in support of moving the Federal Opioid Strategy forward and to further develop the recommendations within the federal document entitled “Action on Opioid Misuse”.

6) Medical Officer of Health and Program Manager Reports

Dr. Catton provided an update on continued work towards her Masters of Public Health to assume the role of permanent MOH for the Porcupine Health Unit. She is grateful for the support of Dr. Penny Sutcliffe; the Northern Medical Officers of Health; as well as the Porcupine Health Unit staff and Board of Health.

Nutrition Services and Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

Physical Activity, Nutrition and Healthy Weight – Joëlle Aubin, Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and Anna Gauthier, Manager of Nutrition Services/Dental Services/Preschool Speech & Language.

Joëlle Aubin and Anna Gauthier spoke to their joint written report with regard to the work done, in the last year, regarding Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Healthy Weights. This is in line with our Public Health Standards and the Porcupine Health Unit’s Strategic Plan, with a focus on Obesity and Healthy Aging. This work enhances the support to the community by addressing social and environmental factors. Highlights were the partnership with Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Timmins and Kapuskasing, the enhancement of the Between Girls program, and awareness raising and skill building behaviour change activities such as #phuEATS social media.

7) Program Committee Report

a)  Healthy Babies Healthy Children – Tina Brunet, Program Coordinator

Gilles Chartrand thanked Tina Brunet for providing an informative presentation on the Porcupine Health Unit’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.

8) Resource Committee Report

a) Staff Changes

MOVED BY: Pat Bamford
SECONDED BY: André Rhéaume

THAT the report of staff changes be received for information.

Carried

9) New Business

a)  2016 Annual Report

MOVED BY: Drago Stefanic
SECONDED BY: Rick Lafleur

 THAT the Porcupine Health Unit’s 2016 Annual Report be approved for circulation.

 Carried

10) Receipt of Minutes for Information

a) Program Committee Meeting Minutes

MOVED BY: Kevin Osborne
SECONDED BY: Drago Stefanic

THAT the minutes of the Program Committee meeting held April 21, 2017 be received for information.

Carried

b) Resource Committee Meeting Minutes

MOVED BY: Andrew Marks
SECONDED BY: Pat Bamford

THAT the minutes of the Resource Committee meeting held April 21, 2017 be received for information.

Carried

c) Management Committee Meeting Minutes

MOVED BY:  André Rhéaume
SECONDED BY: Rick Lafleur

THAT the minutes of the Management Committee meeting held May 18, 2017 be received for information.

Carried

11)  Date of Next Meeting and Adjournment

MOVED BY: Andrew Marks
SECONDED BY: Kevin Osborne

THAT the next meeting of the Board of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit be held on September 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm and that this meeting adjourn.

Carried