CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:08 P.M.

Adjourned: 06:23 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Vice Chairperson Morris A Bergman
Councilor Etel Haxhiaj
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera Vice Chairperson Councilor Morris A Bergman Councilor Etel Haxhiaj
 
Also:Director of Public Health Karyn Clark Director of Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester Casey Burns REACH Program Manager Ydalia Heimann Steering Committee Representative Sandy Amoakohene Vaccine Program Manager Karina Scott Deputy City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Virtual Attendee Call-In Information

1a.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may attend the meeting in-person within the meeting location, follow the below link to join via Zoom or dial the direct line as indicated.

Public Health and Human Services Committee Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92440181651
Public Health and Human Services Committee Zoom Phone Number: (929) 205 6099
Public Health and Human Services Committee Zoom Access Code: 924 4018 1651

Attachments
2.

Approval of the Minutes

2a.

Order- That the City Council Standing Committee of Public Health and Human Services hereby approves the minutes of the Public Health and Human Services Committee meeting on January 25, 2022.

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Chairperson Councilor Rivera read the item and moved to adopt the item. Order adopted.

3.

Communications of the City Manager

3a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the upcoming launch of the 2021 Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). # 9.18A CM October 19, 2021

In Committee January 25, 2022 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Rivera read the item and moved to take the item up collective with Item #3b.

Chairperson Councilor Rivera recognized the Director of Public Health and the Director of Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester, who discussed the history of the Department of Public Health and provided a presentation on the 2021 Great Worcester CHIP, including information on the framework, strategy, agenda and goals of the plan, and how REACH Priorities align with the CHIP.

Chairperson Councilor Rivera recognized the REACH Program Manager, who provided a presentation on the REACH Program, including information relative to its mission, strategies and operations, and future plans.

Chairperson Councilor Rivera recognized the Director of Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester, who provided a presentation on the construction of Goddard Elementary Multi-Use Playspace.

Chairperson Councilor Rivera brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager formally recognize appropriate city staff for receiving the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Award Cultural of Health Prize for its public health initiatives.

Chairperson Councilor Rivera moved to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager formally recognize appropriate city staff for receiving the 2020-2021 Robert Wood Johnson Award Cultural of Health Prize for its public health initiatives.

3b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Division of Public Health's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Project. # 9.18B CM October 19, 2021

In Committee January 25, 2022 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold (See Item #3a)