Here is the resolution that I have placed as an action item on the Board of Health agenda for tomorrow's meeting.
As a member of the Board of Health for the City of Lubbock I ask that the following resolution be included on the agenda as an "action item" for our August 19, 2011 meeting.
i. That discussion be opened with the Lubbock County Commissioners and members of the Lubbock County Hospital District in order to provide for a more comprehensive approach to providing for the health of our citizens.
ii. That a proposal be made to re-establish a City-County Health Services as had previously existed allowing for a pooling of resource and service.
iii. That the Health Board is in agreement with the relocation of the following current health dept services
iv. That the Health Board is not supportive of the termination of services in their present form and location for the following:
v. That discussions take place with the County Commissioners as well as other health care facilities seeking to find a more cost effective building to house the health dept
vi. That discussion take place with the members of the Lubbock County Hospital District seeking financial support for operational costs to provide for a new, smaller clinic. The District has run a surplus in their funding and, given the negative economic impact the District will likely sustain under the present plan, they may be open to assisting in providing for those funds called for over and above the grant monies already awarded.
vii. That the Board of Health appoint a sub-committee to gather input and provide guidance in the following areas: