San Joaquin County Drops Public Health, Other Boards
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to eliminate the county Public Health Advisory Board to help reduce county costs, the Stockton Record reports. The Emergency Medical Care Committee and the Drug and Alcohol Board also were disbanded.
Several smaller community groups will assume the duties of the public health board, which addressed issues including:
- Physical activity; and
- Emergency preparedness.
County officials say the elimination of the boards will save the county more than $23,000 annually and free up hundreds of hours of staff time for other duties.
Supervisors over the coming months will evaluate the county's remaining commissions and boards and decide whether to maintain them (Kane, Stockton Record, 5/30). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.