HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING
FEBRUARY 12, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:32 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:35 p.m.

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Barbara G. Haller

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Dennis L. Irish

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez @ 5:45 p.m.

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Asst City Manager Neigh Services Paul LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Health Cmsnr Joseph G. McCarthy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Health Francis X. Birch

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Public Health Nurses Christine Damaino

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Housing Director Scott Hayman

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jerry Schlater, Chair of PIP Taskforce

 


 

COMMUNICATIONS-PIP SHELTER

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to †† progress on the work being done by the PIP Task Force.

††††††††† #18B CM January 15, 2002

††††††††† In Committee January 29, 2002 Ė Held

Recommend Hold

 

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a

report setting forth what is considered the maximum overnight population at

the Public Inebriate Program regardless of the type of accommodation, and

further, what is the expectation, the built-in capacity at the planned new

facility.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with the

full-time-equivalents for staff at the present Public Inebriate Program facility

and the proposed new facility, broken down by paid and voluntary position.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager forward to the City Council a

plan for better control of activities at the existing Public Inebriate Program

site.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report to the Health Committee

at the February 26th, 2002 meeting concerning the re-use of the Main Street PIP

property subsequent to the move to a new location.

 


 

COMMUNICATIONS-ORAL HEALTH

 

2. ††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Dental Problem of Worcesterís Children.

#21A CM December 5, 2000

††††††††† In Committee May 10, 2001 - Held

††††††††† In Committee September 24, 2001 - Held

††† ††††† In Committee December 11, 2001 Ė Held

Recommend Hold

 

3. ††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Pre-school and School Based Fluoride Rinse and Dental Sealant Programs.

#21F CM March 20, 2001

††††††††† In Committee May 10, 2001 - Held

††††††††† In Committee September 24, 2001 - Held

††††††††† In Committee December 11, 2001 - Held

Recommend Hold

 

4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Legislation Ė Fluoride Process.

†††††††††† #16A December 4, 2001

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the Oral Health Initiative provide the City Council with a status report on the efforts of their organization to improve the oral health in the community of Worcester.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report what steps they are taking to access the federal grant monies for against bio-terrorism and emergency preparedness.