This Committee is composed of all officers and all committee chairpersons. This committee is charged with reviewing issues that are important to the Council by providing initial insight prior to presentation to the full Council. The Council must subsequently ratify decisions made by this committee.
This Committee is responsible for developing and facilitating modifications to the By- Laws and for submitting recommendations for changes to the Council for consideration.
This Committee is responsible for recommending a slate of officers to the Council for an election. Should a Council officer be unable to complete the elected term, the Nominating Committee shall recommend to the Council someone to fill the unexpired term.
Health Futures and Health Planning Committee
This Committee is responsible for initiating and maintaining an on-going community diagnosis process whereby the health and health related needs of the residents of Hamilton County are assessed. This Committee is also responsible for recommending health priorities and strategies that can address the priority areas. The work of this Committee is recorded in a “Community Health Plan Document” which is revised every three years. This Committee is also responsible for up-dating the vision statement for the health of Hamilton County residents when needed. This committee conducts its work by engaging in a series of activities that bring together groups of residents who broadly represent cross sections of the city and county, in order to craft or refine a health vision statement for adoption by the Council, and for subsequent adoption by residents, businesses, community organizations, the faith community, and government entities throughout Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
Information Development Committee
This Committee is responsible for planning and implementing community-based surveys and other data/information gathering activities. It also has responsibility for reviewing and analyzing the results of the community-wide behavior risk surveys conducted by the Council in concert with other community agencies and technical resources. The typical surveys conducted include the Adult Behavior Risk Factor Survey and the Youth Behavior Risk Factor Survey using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey instruments. This committee assists with interpreting the survey results and findings in preparation for public release.
This Committee is responsible for planning, preparing and facilitating the release of findings and related information from various studies and other data gathering processes. This committee appropriately packages information for public release. This Committee is also responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of community health information strategies and prevention campaigns as vehicles to promote community-wide statements adopted by the Council.
Operations Committee for the Step ONE: Optimize with Nutrition and Exercise Initiative
The Step ONE Initiative is a county-wide effort to address the problem of obesity in our community and promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. The Hamilton County Health Department has partnered with the Mayor of Hamilton County, and the Hamilton County Regional Health Council to launch this initiative. The Operations Committee is responsible for all program planning and implementation activities.