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Posted on: July 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Give Back to the Community by Joining the Governing Council


The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is looking for volunteers to join its Lake County Community Health Center Governing Council. Several positions are currently open on the 13-member board that oversees the planning and direction of the eight community health centers operated by the Lake County Health Department.

Governing Council members help provide high quality healthcare to those in Lake County with little income or no health insurance. The Council has three basic goals:

To improve the health of individuals with medical needs through high quality health care that is accessible, coordinated, community directed and culturally sensitive.
To provide services focused on low-income, uninsured/underinsured patients with payments based on individual patient income, and not turning away anyone regardless of ability to pay.

To develop a program for each patient that includes other community health resources, including ongoing public health and mental health services.
Members who volunteer their time are appointed for terms of two years and are expected to attend monthly Governing Council meetings. These luncheon meetings primarily take place in Waukegan on the fourth Thursday of each month.

The ideal candidates for these positions are Lake County residents with strong interests in healthcare or in assisting their communities, and who have expertise in local government, finance, legal affairs and/or social service agencies. Those who are currently using community health center services are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information or to apply, please call: (847) 377-8296. For more information on the Lake County Health Department, visit:

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