Meeting of January 14, 2005
A meeting of Partners for a
Healthier Community was held on Friday, January 14, 2005 at the
Present: Joanne Camara, Marlene Cantor, Michael Coughlin, Judith Coykendall, Pat Fanning, Joan Gancarski, Howard Guggenheim, Bea Medeiros, Marcia Picard, Sue Sterrett, Billie Jane Valente, David Weed
The minutes of the December 10, 2004 Steering Committee were circulated in advance.
VOTED to approve the Minutes of the December 10, 2004 meeting of Partners for a Healthier Community as circulated.
Financial information was not available. Report for February will reflect December and January activity.
Welcome to Howard Guggenheim from Steppingstone and Joanne Camara and Marlene Cantor from Habit Management.
REPORT OF WORK GROUPS
Access to Health Care
Next meeting January 19th – 9:00 at Health First. The group met briefly in December. The video is done, and just needs to be copied. We are waiting for Paul Martin in regards to the copyright. We have found someone who is able to make the copies for us at a reasonable rate. We are looking into translating the video into other languages. We will be contacting St. Anne’s, who may have this service available. The PCP survey has been completed, but needs to be distributed again to other languages. Looking for areas to target Portuguese and Khmer speaking consumers.
Working presentations for
PTO’s. The survey on vending machines is almost completed. Continuing to work
with second grade students in regards to snacks and nutrition. The fitness
center at Durfee has been completed and the curriculum is being written. Work
continues on writing the General Mills grant to possible institute the walking
program in schools. The study on AMI instances before and after the smoking ban
is moving along well. When the data is completed there will be a media release.
There will be approximately 1000 stop smoking kits available to
Next meeting January 26th
at 3:30 at
The spring event is
scheduled for April 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 at the
We have been asked to sign on to help with the stroke action plan. We reviewed the plan and designated which items will be able to participate in or are currently doing.
There is an open house at Habit Management Institute on Tuesday, March 1st from 1:00 – 3:00
The meeting adjourned at 9:45. Our next meeting is Friday, February 11, 2005.