Healthy Communities Healthy Youth
Mary called the meeting to order at 1:15pm.
Attendance: Mary LaBlanc; DHS, Ashley Roma; Public Health, MaryAnn Schilling; UW-Extension, Jeff Kasuboski; Wautoma Schools, Craig Hayes; Wild Rose Schools, Michael Meisner; Red granite Correctional, Patti Wohlfeil; Public Health, Sue Shemanski; DHS)
Introductions were done.
Discussion of last meetings minutes concerning the recycling of pill bottles by UW-Extension HCE. MaryAnn will look into this to make sure they are being recycled properly.
Sue Motions to approve agenda and Minutes with the addition of reconfirming meeting date and time, Ashley seconds. All in favor, motion carries.
Reconfirming Meeting Date and Time – The second Tuesday of every other months works well for everyone, with the same time as well.
Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and Northwood’s Coalition Board Reports – Information was given out to committee members about the Alliance for WI Youth and the Northwood’s coalition. Members are welcome to attend these meetings, contact Mary for more information.
AmeriCorps Update – Eli will finish her service term on August 31st. The last project she is working on for the committee is putting together a brochure containing our county’s YRBS data. –The new member will start in September, her name is Autumn Powell and her first day in the office will be September 19th.
Health Department Update – Trevor Cooper’s last day with the Health Department was August 1st. He worked on doing the regional needs assessment. Look for this to be released on the health department’s website soon. –Ashley Rome updated the committee on her work with Adolescent Health. The “safe dates” program had a pilot at Camp Lakota this summer, and it was very successful. The health department was able to hold a focus group afterwards and got some great feedback. She also met with Wautoma schools, and will be trying out this program in freshmen health classes this fall.
Budget Report – Current Balance is $11,216.42
Funding Requests – All current funding requests have been approved via email. No new requests.
Spring Drug Take Back – 212.5 pounds of drugs were collected at the spring drug take back. This is up from the last event when we had 154 pounds. –The next drug take back is scheduled for October 22nd, 2016. There has been no discussion yet about where it will be held. –We will be able to save some money on this event by not separating the medications as we have in the past.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most – Ashley Rome dis some extra work on this campaign. She put an informational article in the Waushara Argus, and also put up/handed out window clings to local businesses to put on their alcohol cooler doors. In the future Ashley would like to try to get youth more involved in promoting PWHLTM. –Marshfield Clinic did ask for a follow up report about PWHLTM, and according to our sheriff’s department, we had 29 underage citations and one social host ordinance violation in progress. –Sue noted that most of the underage kids were not from Waushara County, and that she has not had to have an underage drinking class in a year.
Spring FACTS/Legislative Breakfast – The committee looked at the evaluations from the Fall FACTS dinner on human trafficking, and discussed how the committee could address this issue in the future. Some ideas were doing a Facebook campaign, putting flyers up, and to find out how other coalitions are tackling this issue. –There is a training on Human Trafficking on August 18th and on October 6th. This training has two of the speakers we had at the FACTS dinner, and will have more in-depth information on this topic. – The committee discussed covering the cost for committee members to attend this training. Patti motions to pay for 3 or 4 committee members to attend the training, Sue seconds. All in favor, motion carries. –Please let Mary know by September 15th if you would like to attend this training. Mary noted that she will also ask Stacy Vaccaro to come as the information could be helpful for law enforcement.
Fall FACTS – The committee would like to do the fall FACTS dinner with the topic of marijuana legalization as a follow up to the legislative breakfast, and that the focus would be more educational about the effects of marijuana on youth. –Volunteers to help plan the fall FACTS dinner: Ashley and Sue.
YRBS Data –The committee reviewed the results of our 2016 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. –The committee noted that we seem to have a low/not accurate number of students who completed the survey, and that this should be addressed the next time the survey is given. –Bullying and safety seem to be our biggest issues among youth, while overall our numbers on alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are lower than state and national averages. –Eli is putting together a brochure containing our results; look for it in the next few weeks.
What’s Happening – School starts the Thursday before Labor Day this year. –MaryAnn will be having a 1 hour workshop on “Raising a Thinking Child” on September 29th at Riverview Elementary. –Michael spoke about some of the programs and events going on at Red granite Correctional. They continue to host the Right program, which brings high risk youth to the facility. During this program, the students are shown a PowerPoint about the prison. Michael noted that this presentation could be improved, and that the committee could possibly contribute some things to the presentation. –There will be a potluck for Eli on August 30th, at 1130am at the north annex if anyone would like to come.
Meeting Adjourned at 2:43pm
Next Meeting: October 11th, 2016, 1:15-2:30pm, Room 109, Courthouse