CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Gary Rosen |
|Councilor Barbara G Haller |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
PROGRESS OF GOALS OF THE COMMITTEE
Public Health Division: To discourage the disposal of sharps, needles, and syringes in the municipal trash stream, on the ground, or in other locations, by making available to Worcester residents and visitors alike, safe, convenient, and non-risky disposal methods of these items.
Public Health Division: To expand strategies, partnerships and educational efforts in an effort to reduce the use of tobacco use by Worcester youth and adults.
Human Rights Division/Advisory Committee on the Status of Women: To increase representation and participation of women and minorities serving on boards and commissions.
Homeless Assistance Division: To develop and implement a technology and communication network design to comprehensively monitor progress and identify needs within the social services matrix of providers to the homeless community.
Division of Neighborhood and Economic Development: Monitor the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) with a goal within the NRSA to increase the number of storefront improvement projects by an additional 15 by the end of 2009.