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2017 MPHA Annual Meeting and Conference--
Pre- conference September 18, 2017

This Pre-Conference Brought to you by AMPHO and MPHA

 1:30 - 2:30 PM  

Prioritize and Protect Public Health Funding in Your County Budget

 2:30 - 3:00 PM  Break with Refreshments
 3:30 - 4:30 PM  

Fund your Health Department- Pass a Public Health Mill Levy

 5:15 - 5:45 PM
 River Walk (meet at front door)
 6:00 - 8:00 PM
 Mixer- An excellent opportunity for some informal gathering and fun
  

Descriptions of Breakouts- September 18, 2017

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Prioritize and Protect Public Health Funding in Your County Budget -Jane Weber Cascade County Commissioner and Mary Embleton Cascade County Budget Officer

Do you ever wonder how the County determines how much money is allocated to public health every year? Did you know you can have a say in how many dollars your department will receive and how those dollars should be spent? It’s easier than you think to make a strong and compelling case for public health funding.

Description of Presentation:
Budget process used in Cascade County;
Making your case to the county commissioners;
How tax funding is allocated to health departments; and
How grant funding affects budgets.

What Primary lessons can learners take away from the presentation?
Better understanding of the sources of county funding for health departments
Knowledge of what is negotiable and how to negotiate for it
Techniques to strengthen your presentation to ensure your message is clear, concise and solid; and
General understanding of mill allocations.

Objective:
Discuss county budgeting

Core Competencies of Public Health:
Policy Development/Program Planning
Communication
Financial Planning and Management
Leadership and Systems Thinking


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Fund your Health Department- Pass a Public Health Mill Levy- Bonnie Ramey Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, Bob Mullen Jefferson County Commissioner, Karen Wandel Jefferson County Lead Public Health Official and Sue Hansen Beaverhead County Lead Public Health Official

Description of Presentation: Jefferson County  and Beaverhead County are two counties that have passed a public health mill levy to fund their public health departments.  Using  a section of law permitting the governing body of a county to raise money by taxation for maintaining and operating health- care facilities they have stabilized and increased funding for their local health departments.

What Primary lessons can learners take away from the presentation?

Section of law that allows counties to place a public health mill levy on their general election ballot
The steps necessary to place a public health mill levy on the ballot
Discussing with your county commissioners the advantage of this levy
Public health experience with before (being part of the general fund) and after (having your own mills) 

Why are these lessons important to learn:  A stable funding source  for public health saves lives, improves quality of life and saves healthcare dollars.

What tools will learners receive to apply what they have learned when they return home:

The Montana Code Annotated law that allows governing bodies of a county to raise money for local health departments
The process to get a public health mill levy on the ballot
Talking to your county commissioners
Reaching out to the voters to support passage of this levy

Objectives:
Discuss passing a public health mill levy

Core Competencies for Public Health:
Policy Development/Program Planning
Communication
Financial Planning and Management
Leadership and Systems Thinking 
    

 

            



 

 

 

  

 

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