The mission of the San Luis Obispo County Health Commission shall be to work with, and on behalf of, the residents of the county, to preserve and improve the quality of health for all people within the community.
Chairperson: Mary Jean Sage
Direct Providers: Jinah Byram, NP; Claire Grantham, RN; Jean Raymond, MS, RN
Indirect Providers: Susan Warren; Mary Jean Sage
Consumers: David Clous; Robert Campbell, MD; Kris Kington-Barker
Scott Smith-Cooke; Tamar Sekayan; Candace Winstead
The Health Commission meets the second Monday of each month in the Board Chambers at the County Government Center. The public is encouraged to comment about health related issues at Commission meetings. For additional information please contact the Health Commission Secretary, c/o San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, 2191 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Phone: 805-781-5520 - FAX: 805-781-1048 or E-Mail the Health Commission Chair.
Minutes & Agenda's
Minutes and Upcoming Agendas are available online.
Meetings are broadcast live by SLO SPAN network, Cable Channel 21.
Committees: (Public participation is invited)
Executive: Acts for the Health Commission on matters that may arise between regular commission meetings, develops a preliminary work program and budget, and functions as the Bylaws Committee.
Nominating: Identifies and selects community members who are consumers or indirect and direct providers of health services who are committed to fulfilling the mission set forth by the Health Commission.
Budget: Reviews and makes recommendations regarding the Public Health Department Budget.
Legislative: Researches, assimilates and monitors all legislative bills and issues submitted to the legislative committee by the Health Commission.
Community Education: Educates the community about what the Health Commission is and how it operates. Informs and/ or educates the community about Health Commission recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors and the Public Health Department.
Facilitate resident and provider participation in county health care decisions.
Link health care groups and the Board of Supervisors.
Examine local health needs and priorities.
Identify community goals and resources for health care planning.
Recommend ways to increase accessible, affordable and acceptable healthcare services.
Assess health care legislation and recommend appropriate action.
Address environmental concerns raised by the public.
GMO Task Force Reports
Penny Borenstein, MD, MPH
Health Officer/Public Health Director
M-F, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
After hours public health emergency or urgent communicable disease (805) 781-4553
24-Hour Information Line -Recorded Messages- (805) 788-2903