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Broward Regional Health Planning Council
Broward County > Intergovernmental > Broward Regional Health Planning Council

Purpose

To assume a leadership role in health planning, system coordination, community collaboration, and implementation of health services to meet the needs of the community.

Develop a district or regional area health plan that permits each local health council to develop strategies and set priorities for implementation based on its unique local health needs, and advise the District Administrator of the Department of Health care issues and resource allocation.

Promote public awareness of community health needs, emphasizing health promotion and cost-effective health services selection.

Collect data and conduct analysis and studies related to health care needs of the district, including the needs of medically indigent persons, and assist the Department and other state agencies in carrying out data collection activities.

Created By

The Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. is a private not-for-profit corporation established according to Section 408.033, Florida Statutes.

Originally associated with the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, the Council is now associated with the Department of Health. The "service district" of this council is District 10 of the Agency for Health Care Administration, which consists of Broward County.

Membership

Twelve (12) members.

(1) Each Broward County Commissioner shall appoint one (1) member.

(2) Three (3) members shall be appointed at-large by the Broward County Commission.

Members shall be representatives of health care providers, health care purchasers, and nongovernmental health care consumers. Members of the consumer group shall include a representative number of persons over sixty (60) years of age. A majority of members shall consist of health care purchasers and health care consumers.

(a) Health care providers - an individual who delivers health services or who is a member of an organization that delivers health services. This may include but is not limited to physicians, medical doctors, osteopaths, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, chiropractors, physician assistants, dental assistants, mental health professionals and other allied health professionals, administrators and employees of health care institutions.

(b) Health care purchasers - an individual who is responsible for or an authorized member of an organization or agency which is responsible for the purchase of health services for a group of 25 or more individuals either directly or through acquisition of health insurance coverage. This may include but is not limited to representatives of individual businesses, employer coalitions, governmental units, labor organizations, consumer groups and health insurers.

(c) Non-governmental health care consumer - an individual who is not a health care provider or health care purchaser. This may include but is not limited to elected government officials, members of the general public and representatives of consumer organizations.

(d) Non-governmental health care consumer over 60 years of age.

Terms

Two (2) years and may be reappointed.

Coordinator

Michael De Lucca, Chief Executive Officer
Broward Regional Planning Council, Inc.
915 Middle River Drive, Suite 120
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-561-9681

Assistant

Yolanda Falcone, Executive Assistant
954-561-9681, ext. 202

Meetings

Quarterly, second Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Broward Regional Health Planning Council

Website

www.brhpc.org

Financial Disclosure not required.

Updated 7/09


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