Manatee County accepting applications for Healthcare Advisory Board

  • Aug 10, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Aug. 4, 2017) – Manatee County is accepting applications for four positions on the Manatee County Healthcare Advisory Board, a volunteer group that evaluates, monitors and discusses the healthcare system in Manatee County and makes recommendations to the County Commission regarding the funding of healthcare services in Manatee County.

 The advisory board reviews evidence-based practices and programs and related data to determine how County and other assets may be maximized and new resources engaged to enhance the long-term stability and effectiveness of the programs available to citizens of Manatee County who have no other meaningful means of access to health care.

 
Eligible applicants include Manatee County residents from the following disciplines:
  • Two consumers of County-funded healthcare 
  • One representative with a background in Health Care
  • One business person.
 
Each appointee shall be knowledgeable about healthcare and willing to meet a minimum of eight times per year on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m. in the 9th Floor BCC Conference Room of the County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.
 
Other meetings may be scheduled as necessary.  Employees, owners or voting board members of agencies that receive funding from Manatee County Government, or individuals who contract with agencies that receive County funding are ineligible to serve on the board, with the exception of a practicing physician who may receive no more than 1 percent of their gross income from County-funded healthcare. 
 
Efforts will be made to have a Board that is reflective of the diversity of the community. Manatee County residents from minority communities, including but not limited to members from African-American and Latino/Hispanic heritage, are encouraged to apply.  
 
Applications are due Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. The application may be found at: www.mymanatee.org/advisory_boards
 
Supplemental questions to the application are on page 5 of the form. 
 
A resume or C.V. is also required for consideration for appointment to this advisory board. Please note, all information provided within applications will be made public.  For more information, call Joshua Barnett at (941) 749-3030 or email to joshua.barnett@mymanatee.org.  All applicants must complete the new form, even if they have applied previously since the application has been updated
 
For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.