WVHKFC -- Steering
The meeting was called to order. Those present included Renate Pore,
Nancy Tolliver, Beverly Bolles, Elva Morrison, Julie Greathouse, Sharon
Carte and Marla Short.
The minutes were reviewed and accepted as presented (with the correction
of one typo).
-Letter to Fred Boothe: the letter to Fred has been sent encouraging
engagement with the Coalition. Fred is no longer the Director. The new
Director is Margaret Waybright. We will contact Margaret in August and
ask to meet with her. We will also set up a meeting with Nancy Atkins.
Nancy Tolliver, Julie Greathouse, Brian Cuningham, and Renate will
Contracts with Anne Durham and Rick Wilson: We have signed a contract
with Rick Wilson to conduct trainings with Community Partners. Anne has
agreed to enter into a communications contract mainly to develop
training materials for Legislators.
CATCH Conference: Renate will attend the conference. This AAP conference
will focus on health issues, including screenings, access to health care
and preventive care.
Benedum Report: Renate will do a report to Benedum on the progress of
the Community Partners project. Information from the Community Partners
interim reports will be included in the report.
CHIP Update: CHIP held a Faith based training in Raleigh Co. About 20
representatives from the faith community attended and received training
about CHIP, WIC, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, and other
programs. Other churches that were unable to attend requested packets.
The Coalition set up a display for this event.
State Fair: The CHIP office will have a booth at the WV State Fair. They
are seeking volunteers to staff the booth. The fair will run from August
The new direction for the CHIP office will be a focus on health
prevention. New partnerships have been developed between the school
nurses, school based health committees and CHIP.
CHIP enrollment is still increasing. For July there are over 23,000
enrolled, which has been the steady enrollment range for the last few
On July 29th CHIP will present the interim results of CHIP expansion
study to the Legislature.
Last week CHIP sent out a letter informing providers that from now on
they can only bill for the administration of immunizations and not for
the vaccine itself. This will encourage providers to order their
immunizations from the state bank and help with the tracking of
Community Partners Interim Reports: Community partners were asked to
complete an interim report for their projects. All of the partners
submitted a report. A chart of the activities completed was developed
and shared with the committee.
Back to School: This year’s ‘Back to School’ campaign will coincide with
the ‘WV Tax Free Weekend’ beginning August 6, 2020 and ending August
8th. Many of the community partners have submitted events that they have
planned for the event. Renate will write a op-ed or press release to
submit to state papers to publicize the campaign. We will forward these
releases to community partners for submission in their local papers.
Outline for Gubernatorial Forums- Renate called the Manchin Campaign and
they are available Sept. 8 and we are waiting to see if Monty Warner is
available for Oct. 6. An agenda for these forums will be developed
during the Full Coalition meeting on August 18. It was decided that the
November Full Coalition meeting should be moved to Oct. 6 in conjunction
with forum for the convenience of attendees.
Broad goals- During the August Full Coalition meeting we will also
develop a workplan for year four of the RWJF grant. We will present the
coalition with the goals of the coalition which are the three RWJF
goals. In addition we would also like to focus on the promotion of
access to health care and how to utilize the system. It was suggested
that we develop a consumer education program for young parents- what to
do when your child has a fever, etc. Sharon Carte would like to see us
coordinate around early childhood and have a strong focus on early
childhood screenings (Health Check). Phil Edwards will be holding an
early childhood health conference. It was decided that the additional
goal would be to: Increase the number of children seen for age
appropriate preventative care (Health Chek). Additional funding will be
sought to fund this goal.
The meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be held on August 4, 2020 at 2003 Quarrier Street,
East from 10-Noon.
Minutes submitted by Julie Greathouse.