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April 5, 2013

Health department placing focus on marketing, internet presence



Donation of school clinic equipment

Because the Madison County Health Department is ending its contract with the Madison County and Berea school districts for school health services, Crewe discussed a request by the schools to keep some of the equipment. State law allows the health department to transfer surplus equipment with or without payment to another governmental agency, according to Reed.

Reed recommended the health department keep some items for backup, as identified by school nursing staff, and donate the remainder of the inventory to the school system.

The health board unanimously approved the action.

Pedestrian safety taskforce

Two members of the Berea Pedestrian Safety Task Force gave a presentation to the board about improvements to driver and pedestrian safety that were made last year. The work was funded by a $25,000 grant from FedEx.

Some of the improvements included a multimodal path across the parking lot at Berea Community School; more than seven high-visibility crosswalks on school routes, 12 countdown crossing signals; Americans With Disabilities-act compliant modifications to walkways; and a Safe Routes to School map that was distributed to students and their families.

The group’s leaders are exploring doing a similar project in Richmond.

The next board of health meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 5 at the Richmond health department location.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.

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