Manatee accepting applications for Healthcare Advisory Board

  • Aug 16, 2016

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Aug. 16, 2016) – Manatee County is accepting applications for four positions on the Manatee County Healthcare Advisory Board. This Advisory Board evaluates, monitors and discusses the healthcare system in Manatee County, including physical health, behavioral health and substance abuse, emerging state and federal legislation and policies, and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the funding of healthcare services in Manatee County.

 This Board reviews evidence-based practices and programs, as well as related data to determine how available 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 specific disciplines of health care, mental health care, substance abuse care, social services, higher education, medically needy consumer(s) of healthcare and representatives of the business community from disciplines not previously listed.  Two of the positions may be from any of the specialties listed above.  One position will be filled in the Social Services category.  One position will be filled from the Substance Abuse category. 


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. 


Efforts will be made, to the extent possible, to have a Board that is reflective of the diversity of the community.


Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5.  The application may be obtained online at:  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.  For more information, call Andy Guyre at (941) 749-3030 or email to  As the application has been updated, all applicants must complete the new form, even if they have applied previously


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