At the Last Subcommittee Meeting…
You can find previous meeting minutes here.
The Health subcommittee had its last meeting on Tuesday, July 13th.
Subcommittee members were given an overview of the proposed timeline for developing ideas for Task Force review. The Task Force will begin reviewing the draft policy ideas submitted by each subcommittee during their August meeting. It is expected that the Task Force will finalize their recommendations by September 2021.
Members then discussed their top three ideas under their two priorities.
Under priority one, subcommittee members discussed the idea of investing in mobile medical services to bring healthcare to underserved communities, increasing access to healthy foods, and increasing access to mental health services. Members agreed that outreach and engagement were important factors to raise awareness of the services.
Under priority two, the subcommittee members discussed prioritizing two ideas: promoting and encouraging more equity in healthcare and the recruitment of more representative minorities in medicine, and providing healthcare professionals with implicit bias training. Members emphasized the importance of building strong trusting relationships with the community, and engaging with community gatekeepers.
Upcoming Subcommittee Meeting Information
The next subcommittee meeting is on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Members will continue reviewing and finalizing their chosen draft policy ideas for the Task Force to review.
Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/99596668322.
The Task Force will begin reviewing subcommittee draft policy ideas during their August meeting on Thursday, August 26th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. More details to come.
Remember, you’re allowed to ask questions and make comments at these meetings! We’d love to see you there!