Citizens Healthcare Oversight Committee

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners created the Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Committee to ensure the integrity of the expenditure of the Indigent Health Care Sales Tax funds for the Polk HealthCare Plan, and to provide a forum for resident participation in health care planning.

The Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Committee meets the third Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the County Commission boardroom.

Board Members - show / hide
  • Kelly Andrews, Quality of Life Health Care Professional, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Danny Warren, Jr., Business Community, Feb. 5, 2021
  • Steve Bissonnette, Senior Citizens, Apr. 3, 2021
  • Vacant, Primary Care Physician
  • Deborah Zimmerman, School Board Representative, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Damien Moses, Minority Representative, Aug. 21, 2020
  • Vacant, Consumer PHP Enrollee
  • Teresa Aman, Health Care Clinics, Aug. 31, 2018
  • Lance W. Anastasio, Hospital Executive, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Edelvaiss C. "Eddy" Fernandez, Health Insurance Industry, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Dr. Peter Verrill, Practicing Specialist Physician, Sept. 18, 2021
  • Teri Saunders, Children's Interest, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Work Force Skilled Labor, Sept. 30, 2021
Qualifications for Board Members / How to Apply - show / hide

The Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Board annually approves Polk County residents to serve on the committee. Members are appointed to a four-year term. Upon appointment, each member may be requested to serve for a second term of four years. No appointees shall serve more than two consecutive terms (Resolution No. 14-070).

Members of the Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Board should represent the following areas:

  • Health care clinics
  • Business community
  • Work force skilled labor
  • Senior citizens
  • Practicing specialist physicians
  • Children's interests
  • Primary care physicians
  • Quality of life health community
  • Minority representatives
  • School board
  • Consumer PHP enrollees
  • Hospitals
  • Health insurance industry

Meeting schedules and agendas

The Citizens Health Care Oversight Committee meets the third Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the board room of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St., Bartow.

2017 Meeting Schedule

*Please note, agenda's for the meetings are tentative and subject to change prior to the meeting*

Date Agenda Presentations Minutes
Jan. 13, 2017
(COC Retreat)
2017 Polk County COC Strategic Planning Session (Circle B Bar Reserve)
Feb. 17, 2017 Agenda 2017 Federal Poverty Guideline HandoutFinancial Report Medical Director ReportCOC Strategic Planning ResultsEvaluation Matrix Decision MakingEvaluation Matrix Worksheet Minutes
March 17, 2017 Agenda FACTCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network 2016 Needs Assessment HandoutGAP Analysis Needs AssessmentWHH Center for Behavioral HealthBehavioral Health CourtTri County Human ServicesPeace River CenterFinancial Report HandoutMedical Director Report Handout Minutes
April 21, 2017 Agenda LIP/IGT UpdateBehavioral Health Community Forum FlyerYMHFA Community FlyerFinancial ReportMedical Director ReportLakeland Regional Health's Family Health CenterFlorida Department of Health (FDOH) Primary & DentalCentral Florida Health Care Revised 4-20-17FDOH Health Equity & Infant Mortality Minutes
May 19, 2017 Agenda COC 5-19-17 Financial Presentation v4COC 5-19-17 Good Samaritan v2COC 5-19-17 Haley CenterCOC 5-19-17 Health Equity Presentation UpdatedCOC 5-19-17 LVIM Rev 5-17-17COC 5-19-17 Medical Director PresentationCOC 5-19-17 Parkview v3COC 5-19-17 Traviss Rev 5-17-17All Hospitals LIP Chart FY16-17 Minutes
June 16, 2017 Agenda Lake Wales Free Clinic -  Angels Care -  We Care of Central Florida -  Health Council of West Central FL (MedNet) -  Healthy Start Coalition -  FY 2017-18 Proposed Budget Minutes
July 21, 2017 Final Agenda Financial Presentation - Proposal Update Presentation
Aug. 11, 2017
Agenda COC 8-11-17 Workshop Presentation Minutes

Aug. 18, 2017
AgendaIHC Funding Strategy Presentation - IHC Financial UpdateMinutes
Sept. 15, 2017
Oct. 2, 2017 Agenda PBM RFP ReportMinutes
Nov. 17, 2017 Draft Agenda PHP Pharmacy Report - PHP Claims & Med Management Report - IHC Financial Report Handout 
Dec. 15, 2017   

Archived Meeting Schedules

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For more information, contact Stacy Craver at, or at (863) 534-5203.

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