21-Member Board appointed and met for training (initial CHAB appointees)
Supported reorganization of the Health Department's Human Services Section
Supported building the North Island Family Resource Center... origin of the present Oak Harbor Rural Health Clinic
Published a listing of Parenting Classes offered in Island County
Detailed for the Highway Department a listing of preventable injuries (MVA, pedestrian, bicycle & motorcycle) from 1988 thru 1993 occurring in Island County
Formed a subcommittee to address issues of pedestrian walkways
Became a seed group for a Coalition for Tobacco Cessation
Supported the development of the South Island Family Resource Center
Wrote letters to support prioritization of road improvements at sites of frequent auto crashes
Supported a Volunteer Coordinator position for the Health Department
Supported changing the route of Free Island Transport to deliver clients to the North Whidbey Resource Center
Four areas were identified for assessment and policy development: Tobacco Cessation; Access to Health Care; Injury & Violence; Health Dept Capacity
Supported the Health Department Budget Proposal
Supported the change of location of Health & Human Services Resource Center
CHAB members recommended to the Community Public Health and Safety Network
Wrote letters to support the defeat of Referendum 43
Supported the development of Camano Island Family Resource Center
Initiated policy decisions to modify intersections, roads and access ramps for the disabled
Advised the Board of Health about issues to suggest to the State Board of Health for its Annual Report
Participated in the production and distribution of a directory of Non-smoking restaurants in Island County
Supported the addition of Dental Services to the Family Resource Centers
Requested support for the Public Health Improvement Plan
Requested of the Commissioners that a representative of local hospital administration be added to CHAB
Initiated quarterly CHAB Newsletter
Participated in the Public Health & Safety Network "Prioritizing of Health Issues" exercise
Sent a formal invitation to Board of Health members to attend CHAB meetings
Adopted the "Community Health Process" as an operating model
Assisted in the identification of Health Status Indicators for the community health assessment
Created new committees: Leadership; Legislative; Community Connections; & Health
Priorities.Adopted guidelines for working in committees
Developed a Vision For a Healthy Island County 2020Supported the Health Department's Budget presentation to the BICC.
Camano Health Advisory Team established
CHAB began to make monthly reports to the Board of Health
"Special Report: Island County – What Makes This a Healthy Place to Live" was published, identifying 6 priority health issues: Tobacco Use, Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence, Injury, Drinking Water, & Support for Youth.
First Joint Health Policy meeting sponsored by CHAB. (Board of Health, Board of Hospital Commissioners, Medical Staff, Whidbey Naval Hospital, Whidbey General Hospital and Health Department administrative staff.)
CHAB home-page web site is online
CHAB members completed 37 community presentations and collected over 500 surveys of priority health concerns from the community.
CHAB members prioritized health issues based on the community health assessment, the issue experts' presentations and the community survey. Community Support for Youth was the top priority identified, followed by alcohol abuse and domestic violence.
Second Joint Health Policy Meeting sponsored by CHAB
Formed a coalition to support youth with the Community Network and the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Advisory Boards
60 youths attended a meeting to assist in identification of community assets
CHAB advocates for youth members to be included on CHAB. Bylaws are changed to address the inclusion of eight student members — two from each school district in Island County
Youth summit is held and 60 people come together to discuss "Supporting Our Youth". Out of the youth summit, ten imperative groups are formed to implement local projects that support youth in North, Central, South Whidbey, and Camano Island. Community groups work on the imperatives throughout the year, developing plans/activities and logic models for evaluation.
Participated in the Camano Health Care Center groundbreaking (the imperative group put together a resource directory and arranged for a Vista volunteer receptionist for the center).
Held the first CHAB/CHAT Joint Retreat at the Farmhouse Inn where the group decided to study the expansion of the Board of Health and study replication of CHAT in other areas of the county. Dr. Herb McDonald wrote and delivered " Citizen Participation in Public Health", a challenge to community members to participate in community activities.
CHAB successfully advocates for expansion of the Island County Board of Health. New members include one elected official from Whidbey General Hospital (a Board Commissioner), an elected Mayor of one of the cities, and the Commanding Officer of the Naval Hospital (ex-officio).
A Technical Planning & Evaluation Document (Supporting Youth in Island County – 1999) is produced that includes logic models for evaluation of the imperatives initiated from the Youth Summit of 1998.
CHAB instigates a health leadership program the "Community Health Hero of Island County" with the first recognition to be awarded in December of 2000.
Three CHAB members and all three Island County Commissioners attend the Local Boards of Health Workshop.
Secured funding of $26,250 from a number of community partners to conduct an Island County 2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS).
CHAB Outcomes and Evaluation Task Force conducts two self-evaluations of the imperatives and publishes reports of findings (Youth & Family Summit Semi-Annual Report. . . with handouts at the December 2000 meeting.
Island County BRFSS is begun, with continuation in November & December, and again in February 2001.
CHAB is awarded a Washington State Association of Public Health Officials (WSALPHO) Award of Excellence in Public Health. Three CHAB members attend the Washington State Joint Conference on Public Health to accept the award and make a presentation on "Implementing and Maintaining Effective Community Health Boards".
Held a Joint Board of Health/ CHAB dinner meeting at Whidbey General Hospital with a recap of CHAB activities for the year, which included At this joint meeting, CHAB also presented their first Annual Health Hero of Island County Award to the founders of the Child Abuse Foundation, Neal & Linda Hooberman.
All Year Long
Developed thorough presentations of each of thirteen health modules that incorporated BRFSS data, and state data from a variety of sources, and prioritized 46 health issues which were distilled into four health issue areas to be addressed by CHAB Health Action Teams.
Held the Joint Board of Health/ CHAB annual dinner meeting where the activities of CHAB were reviewed for the Board of Health. Also presented the now-named Linda Lee Martens Community Health Hero of Island County Award to nine awardees.
January - | thru |November
Formed a Steering Committee to work with ICPH staff in writing an Environmental Health grant request to CDC. The request was successful in obtaining a three-year funding of $170,000 per year to develop and demonstrate successfully engaging a community in environmental assessment and development of action plans and policy development around those
issues.Formed a 26 member Environmental Health Assessment Team composed of diverse community members to address the terms of the Environmental Health CDC grant. This team has met monthly since it was finally selected and appointed in September 2002.
The four Health Action Teams researched their health topics, developed position papers, presented their findings to CHAB and prepared issue reports which will be published and made available to the residents of Island County
Collected nominations for the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Health Hero of Island County Award
Held a Joint Board of Health/ CHAB dinner meeting with presentation of the past 18 months activities and summary reports from the Health Actions Teams. Linda Lee Martins Memorial Health Hero of Island County Awards were presented to eleven recipients and agencies.
Completed work on compiling three reports to the community on topics identified as issues of interest by the community. TheseReports are available at the Health Department facilities throughout Island County and online at these links: Child Support & Parent Education, Chronic Illness, Preventionand Physical Activity, Mental Health
Collected nominations for the Linda Lee Martens Memorial HealthHero of Island County Award
Completed compiling the The Health of Island County, 2003, theculmination of a 3-year gathering of factual data gleaned from surveys, census information, and statistical reports on Island County. Portions of this report will be updated each year so that allinformation will be current... useful for grant writers and folks interested in current factual information about island county and itsresidents. This report was presented to various community supportactivities, and is available on disc, at Island County libraries and Island County Public Health. An executive summary of the report isavailable online here, and a brief power point presentation of the report here.
Held a Joint Board of Health/ CHAB dinner meeting with presentationof the past 18 months activities and summary reports from the HealthActions Teams. Linda Lee Martins Memorial Health Hero of Island County Awards
Collected and collated information to compile the "Health of Island County, 2004"
Jan / Feb -
Collected nominations for the Linda Lee Martens Health Hero of Island County AwardHeld a Joint Board of Health/ CHAB dinner meeting with presentationof the past 18 months activities and summary reports from the Health Actions Teams. Linda Lee Martins Memorial Health Hero of Island County Awards
Put together the "The Health of Island County, 2004"(a ppt presentation) (executive summary) (full report) and theKey Indicators Update 2005 (pdf file)
Collected nominations for the Linda Lee Martens Health Hero of Island County AwardHeld a Joint Board of Health/ CHAB dinner meeting with presentation of the past 18 months activities and summary reports from the Health Action Teams. Linda Lee Martins Memorial Health Hero of Island CountyAwards
Summer and Autumn project
Initiated the Children's Commission study group and Task Force to explorethe community's unmet demands for children with special care needs, gaps in children's care programs, and means to address those needs. Alsocollected funding to sponsor the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Surveyfor the 2007 program. Survey was conducted in the late autumn of 2006.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) 2007Also brought the Mental Health Initiative to the Board of Health for approval, providing funding for several mental health program needsfor Island County residents.Held a Joint Board of Health/ CHAB dinner meeting with presentationof the past 18 months activities and summary reports from the HealthActions Teams Linda Lee Martins Memorial Health Hero of Island County Awards.Mental Health Initiative passed by voters of Island County to supportseveral programs for those sorely in need of support for mental healthissues.Children's Commission inaugurated and members appointed by theBoard of Health. This is a stand-alone Board that will address issuesfor all children birth to 18 in Island County... another CHAB successstory! (This activity had to go into recess in 2010 due to lack of fundingsupport, and remains in recess at present)
2008 - 2012 Accomplishments not yet entered...