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Public Health Impact Task Force Meeting - December 9, 2015


​What:    Public Health Impact Task Force Meeting

When:   Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time:      1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Place:    University of Charleston 
              Geary Student Union, 3rd Floor Ballroom
              2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
              Charleston, WV  25304

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) will hold a meeting of the Public Health Impact Task Force (PHITF) on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1 p.m., at the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV. 

In response to a motion made at the September 2 PHITF meeting, Amy Atkins, director of BPH’s Center for Local Health will present a model for restructuring public health for consideration by the PHITF. There will also be updates provided from the Task Force work groups.  A full agenda is attached.

PHITF meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period.

Dr. Rahul Gupta, State Health Officer and Commissioner for the Bureau for Public Health, commissioned the PHITF with membership comprising of representatives from BPH, local health departments, private and public partner organizations, and policy makers.  The goal of the PHITF is to redefine the mission of public health in West Virginia by making recommendations to define structural and organizational changes required to revolutionize the public health system. 

More information about PHITF is available at http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/localhealth

Contact Information

For more information contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899.
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