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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

12:30 P.M.

1800 Oakdale Avenue, Conference Room B

San Francisco, CA 94124


      I                 Callto Order:

            Acting Committee Chair, Commissioner Louise C. Jones called the Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Health & Housing Ad-Hoc Committee meeting to order at 12:35 p.m.


    II                 RollCall:

Present:                                    Commissioners Jones, Parker, and Churchwell
Committee Members:           
Mrs. Kathryn Summers, Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt


                        Staff Present:                Joseph Singh, Mgmt Asst

                                                            Mariejie Arguelles, Clerk Typist


                        Guest Attendees:           Dr. Nadine Burke, Bayview Child Health Center

                                                            Ms. Lisa Ocha, Carver Middle School


   III                 Announcement:  Chair Louise C. Jones read the Sunshine Ordinance.


IV                 Public Comment: There was no public comment at this time


  V                 Overview of Health & Housing Ad-Hoc Committee: Commissioner Jones reviewed the primary goals of the ad-hoc committee and previous meetings discussions and decisions. Discussion ensued regarding previous decision regarding postponing combining community fair w/ Public Safety Ad-Hoc Committee, and keeping event's focus on Health & Housing theme; tentative date is Saturday, March 29, 2008.


VI                  Report by  Joseph Singh and Kathy Summers:

a)   Meeting at Bret Harte Elementary School's:  Ms. Franklin suggested

·         providing incentives at health fair, i.e. sports events

·         nutrition/cooking/gardening education

·        introduce on-going health (exercise/sports & nutrition) programs and host "Fitness Day" events at schools


Dr. Nadine Burke stated that too many of her child/youth patients are suffering from  obesity & high cholesterol problems, and strongly recommends promoting and stressing health-consciousness message by eliminating unhealthy foods (i.e. processed, deep-fried, sugary) from health-related events/meetings and from school campuses.  Dr. Burke also mentioned she noticed another reason for unhealthy habits in children in BVHP is due to lack in both: 1) safe play areas; 2) sufficient anger-management for children dealing with environmental/domestic violence.

Dr. Hunnicutt comments on need for more educational programs in community promoting careers in medical/health-related fields.  Dr. Hunnicutt suggested bringing in a well-know individual as keynote speaker.


Commissioner Jones Reiterates need to promote and follow through with creating gardens in the three target elementary schools (Drew, Bret Harte and George Washington Carver) where children can learn hands-on about nutrition.


Discussion ensued regarding above comments/suggestions.


                        Suggested Festival Name:            "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Families First"

Assignment of Sub-Committees: e.g. publicity/advertising, guest/program coordinating, vendor/community outreach, informational handouts

                        Flyer Design

VII                 Action Plan:


·        Follow-up on initial conversations w/ schools to create gardens/implement gardening programs

·        Dr. Hunnicutt follow-up on information re: mini grant funds for gardening projects

·        Final vote re: name for health event:  "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Families First"

·         Joe Singh to contact SFPUC's "Shape-Up San Francisco" Coordinator, Tamara Jones

·         Create list of potential keynote speakers

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2007 @ 12:30 p.m.

VII                 Public Comment:
There was no public comment at this time.

VIII                 Adjournment

Commissioner Jones adjourned the Health & Housing Ad-Hoc Committee meetingat 1:30 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

  SECFC Clerk T ypist