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PALM BEACH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
January 2007 PACE EH Report
To: Daniel Parker, MSP
Assistant Division Director, Division of Environmental Health
From: Kai Jones and Roy McGinnis, PACE EH Coordinators
Subject: January PACE EH Project Update
The community decided that every second Thursday of the month was the best time for a community meeting. Ms. Vicky Williams from the Florida Department of Financial Services was our guest speaker. This financial information and starting a new year we hoped would encourage more participation in these communities meeting. The first Health service event was an influenza drive held January 29, 2007 at the Community Policing center. The next event will be an immunization drive in June 2007.
2. Work Plan and Process Update
|Task 11: Set Priorities For Action
||Although crime was the number one issue an action plan to create a strong neighborhood through community collaboration seems to be the best way of tackling this issue.
|Task 12: Develop An Action Plan
||The Action Team committee is still forming and the fruit of meeting will produce a written Community Action Plan.
3. Outstanding Issues/Concerns
Creating a strong neighborhood through community collaboration is the goal. The PACE EH team, Code Enforcement and the Community Policing Deputies have agreed to strengthen the relationship between the organizations and better communicate with each other and with the residents. The difficulty we may be facing is to encourage residents to come regularly to the monthly community meetings so they can discuss their concerns. The meeting (we felt) was well publicized and we were expecting to fill the community policing building to its maximum capacity. Much to our dismay this was not the case. Despite this small set back the residents in attendance expressed their gratitude for the interest that PACE EH, Code enforcement and the Sheriffs community police were taking in their community. Suggestions of additional ways to publicize these meeting were discussed and hopefully the interest and attendance will increase in the following months. Residents were given a sheet with telephone numbers of where to call for help. They also had the opportunity to talk one on one with the organizations in attendance.
Code enforcement is continuing to help improve property upkeep and homes in disrepair. See attached pictures.
Removal of a Property in Disrepair
Pictures from community meeting
Pictures from Influenza drive
Past Palm Beach County Updates