JANUARY 28, 2003


Convened: 5:07 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:31 p.m.


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

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

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez arrived @ 5:29 p.m.

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Councillor Stephen T. Patton arrived @ 5:55 p.m.


Also:†††††††††† ††††††††† Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Leonard Morse

Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Frank Birch

Assistant Director of Public Health Jay Gardiner

Assistant City Clerk Lisa M. Thomas

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk


††††††††† Presentation by the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Dr. John Gusha and Dr. Jan Yost from the Health Foundation presented in behalf of the organization.



1.     William Breault, 4 Hathaway Street, Worcester

2.     Ron Charrette, Executive Director, SWNC, Charlton resident

3.     David Johnson, Executive Director Quinsig Neighborhood Center

4.     Deborah Moore, 89 Tory Fort Lane, Worcester

5.     Barbara White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester


1.††††††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts with regard to the Oral Health Initiative.

††††††††† #21A CMMay 28, 2002

††††††††† In Committee September 24, 2002 Ė Held

Recommend Hold


Chairmanís Order request the Superintendent of the Worcester Public

Schools to advise the City Council what the complications were that

prevented us from being more aggressive in providing dental services to

students in our facilities.


Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider sponsoring a

dental care day February 21, 2003 to promote dental health awareness

in the City of Worcester.


Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Education

Committee of the Central Mass Oral Health Initiative to provide the

City Council with information concerning their efforts in educating

parents of the benefits of encouraging good oral hygiene habits in their



Chairmanís Order request the City, through our neighborhood centers

and community development centers consider and adopt similar dental

outreach efforts as exist at the South Worcester Neighborhood Center.


Chairmanís Resolution request the City Council, support the efforts to

eliminate soda and snack from machines in the Worcester Public



Chairmanís Order request the City Manager forward to the City

Council the comments of the Commissioner of Public Health

concerning oral health.


2.††††††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to oral health measures in effect in Worcester Public Schools in September.

††††††††† #21A CMNovember 12, 2002

Recommend Hold