Item Coversheet
July 20, 2021

Health District policy prioritization framework (SR 21-059; N. Thomsen)

Administration / Nicole Thomsen, Health Policy Analyst 
Prior Board Review:
Program Policy Committee; Admin Committee; Executive Committee 


Since January, and at the request of the Program Policy Committee, work has been completed to develop a policy prioritization framework and accompanying procedures. Since that time, briefings on the development of this proposal have been given at the following committee meetings:


  • Program Policy Committee – 1/21/21, 2/18/21, 3/18/21, 4/15/21, 5/20/21, 6/17/2021
  • Administration Committee, 4/28/2021, 5/26/21, 6/23/2021
  • Executive Committee, 4/29/2021


Board members, through their committees, preferred the flowchart framework (Exhibit A) and its incorporation into the procedures (Exhibit B).


Goals of this framework are to:


  •  Provide a usable tool in determining which policies are identified for development
  •  Create equal footing between public health and administrative policies
  •  Establish connective and actionable threads between existing plans and policies


All comments received up to this point have been incorporated. No additional comments have been received since the May meetings.

Board Authority

Consistent with Resolution 19-20 and the revised Division of Responsibilities (10/8/19), the Board of Health is responsible for setting District budget and policy.

Recommended Motion
Briefing with the option for action. 
Policy Prioritization Framework - May Draft
Draft PRO 100.001 - Policy and Procedures, revised
Staff Report 21-051 - Policy Prioritization Framework (May meetings)
Staff Report 21-030 - Policy Prioritization Framework (Jan - Apr meetings)