Seneca County Board of Health seeks applicants to fill two vacancies

Tiffin, Ohio— Candidates are currently being sought to fill two vacancies on the Seneca County Board of Health, which is the governing body of the Seneca County General Health District.

A vacancy is for an unexpired term representing the City of Fostoria. The term runs until December 2024. This appointment will be made by the Mayor of Fostoria, with the approval of the Fostoria City Council.

The other vacancy is for an unexpired term that runs until March 2025. This Board of Health will make a temporary appointment to fill this vacancy until March 2023 when the Health District Advisory Board will fill officially the position for the remainder of the unexpired term. To achieve a geographic balance of countywide board membership, nominees residing in Adams, Bloom, Clinton, Eden, Pleasant, or Scipio townships, or Green Springs, Republic, or Bloomville are sought.

Information about the roles and responsibilities of health board members is available on the health district website. Board of health members are expected to be strong advocates for public health, supporting the wide variety of foundational public health services provided by health district staff.

Core capacities include emergency preparedness and response, community partnership development, equity, communications, assessment and monitoring, among others.

Core areas include communicable disease control (of COVID-19 and many other infectious diseases that can easily spread to cause outbreaks and epidemics); chronic disease and injury prevention (eg, naloxone distribution to prevent overdose deaths, child car seat safety to prevent motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths); environmental public health (eg inspections of many different types of facilities to prevent disease); maternal, child and family health (eg vaccinations and WIC); and access to and linkages to clinical care (eg, helping connect people to the health care services they need).

The Board of Health meets in ordinary session every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest explaining why they want to serve on the board of health and a resume outlining their qualifications to the Seneca County Board of Health, Personnel Committee, 92 E Perry St, Tiffin, OH 44883, before August 12. , 2022.

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