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CCBH Board Members

The CCBH Board is comprised of five members, one of whom is appointed from the District Licensing Council, which also provides an alternate Board member.  CCBH Board members are appointed to five-year staggered terms by the District Advisory Council.

Board meetings are held monthly to review and approve all agency-related fiscal, legal, program and planning operations.  The Health Commissioner serves as Secretary to the CCBH Board and is appointed by the Board as is the Medical Director.

Contact information
Rebecca Burke, BA, PHR
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
bburke@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1501


District Advisory Council

The District Advisory Council (DAC) includes the 22 mayors and trustees of the villages and townships of Cuyahoga County and the Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive. The DAC is required, under section 3709.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, to meet annually in March to authorize our contracts with the cities we serve, to review and approve our annual report, and to appoint members to our Board of Health.

Contact information
Rebecca Burke, BA, PHR
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
rburke@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1501


District Licensing Council

The Cuyahoga County Health District Licensing Council was established under Ohio Revised Code 3709.41(A) with the intent of initiating, building and maintaining a relationship between the regulated community and the CCBH Board.

The licensing council reviews and comments on issues affecting the regulated community at both the state and local level, improves the communication and connections among the public and private sector, and identifies changes needed in legislation, policy and practices.

Contact information
Rick Novickis, RS, MPH
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
rnovickis@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1200


Child and Family Health Services Executive Committee

This committee provides guidance to and oversight of the Child & Family Health Services (CFHS) grant program.  Members include community partners with expertise or interest in maternal and child health issues, subgrantees, and the CFHS Project Director.

Contact information
Angela Newman-White, CFHS Project Director
anewman@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1517


Cleveland Area Restaurant Association

The Cleveland Area Restaurant Association (CARA) is a 300-member local alliance of restaurants, purveyors, and associates who provide products, equipment and services to the hospitality industry. Its mission is to advance the interests and promote the well-being of the local Cleveland food service industry through advocacy, education, sponsorship and networking.

Contact information
Matty S. Lucarelli, Executive Director
P.O. Box 16534
Rocky River, OH 44116
440-356-0433


Cleveland Urban Area/Cuyahoga County Urban Area Working Group

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health participates as a voting member on the Steering Committee for the Urban Area Working Group (UAWG),  also known as the Counter and Anti-Terrorism Committee.

The UAWG advises the County Executive and County Council on emergency management, public safety, emergency services, and homeland security matters.  Its focus is to improve the capacity in the County of Cuyahoga to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from major emergency incidents; and to make this improved capacity available to municipal corporations and townships, pursuant to Section 307.15 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Contact information
Cuyahoga County Urban Working Group
216-443-5700


Cuyahoga Community College – Culinary /Hospitality Management Advisory Board

This advisory board includes representation from the lodging, food service, and tourism industries.  Members work with the faculty, staff, and students of CCC’s program to review and update curriculum in order to keep it current, flexible, and related to the needs of the hospitality industries.

Contact information
Greg Forte – Dean of Hospitality Management Center
180 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH44114-3196
216-987-4081


Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Review Committee

The Child Fatality Review Committee focus is the causes of death of children less than 18 years of age.  Circumstances surrounding these deaths are examined in order to identify risk factors and make recommendations for prevention.

Membership includes physicians, nurses, social workers, law enforcement, medical examiner, death scene investigators, and mental health experts.  A report is published annually providing detailed information on child deaths in Cuyahoga County, including programming aimed at prevention.

Contact information
Lorrie Considine, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
lconsidine@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1529
Child Fatality Review – CCBH
Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Review Committee


Cuyahoga County Health Care Council/Joint Advisory Committee

This committee meets on a quarterly basis to ensure availability of safety net services for those most in need, as well as to facilitate communication among the health systems and third party payers in Cuyahoga County.

Contact information
Sabrina Roberts
sroberts@cuyahogacounty.us


Cuyahoga County Medical Advisory Committee

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health coordinates this committee to discuss medical issues associated with emergency preparedness planning and community-based prevention of infectious diseases.

Members include infectious disease practitioners for local hospitals as well as emergency management and public health officials.

Contact information
Chris Kippes, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
ckippes@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1600


Cuyahoga Regional HIV Services Planning Council

The mission of the Planning Council is to arrange for the comprehensive delivery of HIV/AIDS services and to allocate resources for the Transitional Grant Area (TGA), as mandated by the Ryan White Part A legislation. The goal of the Planning Council is to identify HIV-positive individuals, get them linked with proper care, and to improve health outcomes.

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Wednesday of each month from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Contact information

Melissa Rodrigo, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Ryan White HIV Aids Planning
(216)348-3986


Family and Children First Council

As the planning entity for Cuyahoga County, the Family & Children First Council promotes a collaborative system of care.  Emphasis is placed upon improved coordination of family-centered, neighborhood-based, culturally competent services that ensure the well-being of every child and help to preserve and strengthen families in their communities.

Contact information
Robin R. Martin
http://fcfc.cuyahogacounty.us/
216-698-2875


Health Improvement Partnership – Cuyahoga

HIP-Cuyahoga (HIP-C) utilizes a community -driven process to conduct health and social assessments, identify priorities and implement a comprehensive and collaborative approach for carrying out and funding health improvement strategies. HIP-C subcommittees meet regularly to direct the assessment process and develop a comprehensive community health improvement plan.

Contact information
Martha Halko, Partnership Coordinator
mhalko@ccbh.net
HIP-C
(216)201-2000 ext.1504


Healthy Homes Advisory Council of Greater Cleveland

HHAC is a community collaborative dedicated to the pursuit of a lead-safe and healthy Cuyahoga County.  The mission is to foster collaborations among community partners to assess, reduce and prevent illnesses and unintentional injuries associated with indoor environments – including childhood lead poisoning and respiratory illness such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also known as COPD.

Contact information
Kimalon Meriweather, Project Director
kmeriweather@city.cleveland.oh.us
www.healthyhomesac.org
216-664-4189


Hoarding Coalition

The Cuyahoga County Hoarding Connection’s mission is to provide support and advice, education, development of best practices, and assistance in identifying needed resources for individuals who hoard and those that work with individuals who hoard. The members of the Hoarding Coalition represent more than 20 organizations from the public, nonprofit and private sectors working together to raise awareness of this emerging mental illness.

Contact information
Keith Brown, Assistant Director of Mental Health Services
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, LLC
216-373-1778


Northeast Brownfield Coalition

The Northcoast Brownfield Coalition was formed to foster a collaborative approach and focus limited resources to brownfield redevelopment throughout Cuyahoga County.

Members include the Cuyahoga County Department of Development, City of Cleveland Department of Development, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Contact information
Domenica McClintock,
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
dmcclintock@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1223


Northeast Ohio Regional Public Health Committee

This committee meets every other month to discuss emergency preparedness planning efforts among local health departments in the Northeast Ohio region.  Community partners are also involved in emergency preparedness planning and regularly participate in the meetings.

Contact information
Rebecca Hysing, Regional Public Health Coordinator
rhysing@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1602


Ohio Preparedness Workgroup

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health participates as a voting member of this statewide workgroup which advises the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners and the Ohio Department of Health regarding emergency preparedness issues impacting local health departments.

Contact information
Beth Bickford, AOHC Executive Director
aohc_1@aohc.net
614-781-9556


Partnership for Prevention Coalition

The Cuyahoga County Prescription for Prevention Coalition was formed through the Ohio Department of Health as part of a statewide coordinated effort to approach Ohio’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. The Cuyahoga County Coalition is comprised of a wide range of members with professional backgrounds including Law Enforcement, Treatment, Regulatory Authority and Public Health.

Local coalitions are raising awareness, involving community leaders, hosting collection events, and identifying potential solutions to begin reducing the epidemic of fatalities associated with the misuse of prescription medication.

Contact information
Vince Caraffi, RS, MPH
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
vcaraffi@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1209


Promoting Health Across boundaries – Cleveland Advisory Board

The mission of the Promoting Health Across Boundaries (PHAB) initiative is to advance the knowledge and practice of boundary-spanning activities that enable health. PHAB focuses particularly on promoting understanding at the boundaries between individuals and families, primary health care, health care systems and communities.

PHAB’s goal is to develop and share new knowledge about the connections that foster health. PHAB is coordinated locally by Case Western Reserve University.

Contact information
http://www.phab.us
info@phab.us
216-368-0384


Sewer Pipe Users Group (SPUG) – Northeast Ohio

SPUG was created in 1996 to educate and solve issues such as sewer maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation problems. SPUG is governed by a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer and terms are one year in duration.

Membership includes 21 municipalities and three engineering firms and consultants.  Meetings are held four times per year, including an annual equipment show in September at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, 4747 E. 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights.  OEPA contact hours are available for members who need to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Contact information
Barry Grisez, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
bgrisez@ccbh.net
(216)201-2000 ext.1232



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