Community Advisory Council
On Oct. 12, 2012, InterCommunity Health Network CCO (Coordinated Care Organization) announced that its Governing Board has approved 19 members to form the health organizations’ first community advisory council.
The Advisory Council will work together with InterCommunity Health Network CCO (IHN-CCO) to identify and advocate for preventive care practices, oversee a community health assessment, adopt a regional health improvement plan, and annually publish a report on the progress of the improvement plan. For more information about what the Council will do, click here to view the 2012 Community Advisory Council Orientation
Follow the Council's progress
The Council meets the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November (March 3 being the one exception) from 2 to 5 p.m. in alternating counties.
Meet the Council's members
Six members were selected from each of the three counties, with one additional member chosen to meet the 19-member requirement of the Council.
N O T I C E
The Council is always accepting applications for new CAC representatives. Currently, vacancies exist in Lincoln county for two IHN-CCO members (or a parent/guardian of a member) and one representative from the community at large. To be considered for the Council, complete this application
and submit it by March 21
- Hilary Harrison
- Joe Zaerr
- Karen Stephenson
- Melissa Marshall
- Michael Volpe
- Richard McCain Sr.
- Rocio Muñoz
- Ellen Franklin
- Michael Powell
- Richard Sherlock
- Troy Hudson
The Council's Chair and Charter
- Catherine Skiens
- Frank Moore
- Lance Kropf
- Lawrence S. Eby, M.D. (Chair)
- Summer Vestal
On Jan. 25, 2013, the Council elected its Chair, Dr. Lawrence S. Eby. Dr. Eby serves as the Council's representative on IHN-CCO's Governing Board.
On April 24, 2013, the Council approved its charter
Become involved in our Council in the future
InterCommunity Health Network CCO is working to find answers to problems that may be getting in the way of good health. You can help us by becoming involved with our Community Advisory Council. We are recruiting for members year-round to fill any vacancies that may come up in our regional council, and to supply needed help in the county-level advisory councils.
As a member of our Council, you will look at the health needs of your county and help us decide what to do. Council membership is limited to persons living in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. InterCommunity Health Network CCO members are especially encouraged to apply.
We believe that our efforts, along with yours, will make a lasting difference in the health and health care of our communities. Please consider joining us as we look for new and better ways to prevent and manage health problems.
If you would like to be a part of the Council, please download and complete an application: English or Spanish.