Meeting: County Health

The Dubois County Board of Health had its quarterly meeting Monday and:

”¢ Approved a 2014 budget of $752,688. The budget is the same as this year’s but will include a request for a $1,000 salary increase for each of the 11 full-time health department staff members. The budget will be sent to the county council for final review and approval.

Ӣ Met the new board member, Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools Superintendent Tracy Lorey, who replaces Terry Enlow as the local school representative. Enlow resigned from the board upon retiring as superintendent of the Southwest Dubois School Corp. in April.

Ӣ Heard from health department Administrative Director Donna Oeding that the organization will co-sponsor a health career camp for high school students with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center from July 24 to 26.

Ӣ Heard from Oeding that the department will pilot a new program called Truth or Consequences, similar to the annual Reality Store exercise, at Southridge Middle School on Oct. 17.

Ӣ Learned that a new family outreach program to provide services to families with high-risk pregnancies is going well. Oeding said four families are being cared for at this time.

Ӣ Set the next meeting for Oct. 21.

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