OM Meeting Notes 2/13/13

Occupy Medical 13 Feb 2013
Campus Glenwood upstairs
Attendees: Andrea, Jerry, Karen, Sue, Brooke, Elliot, Bill
Note taker: Brooke

Friday clinic:
Staffing: Karen, Dr. Mark
We need solid staffing before we start up Friday clinic
We discussed other locations that would increase foot traffic and visibility
Donna Riddle talked to Sprouts- Springfield Farmers Market 3-7 on Friday, Sprouts location is free and has electrical hook up.
Majeska talked to Red Apple: extension cord issue.
Elliot : If we set up Friday clinic – we need people to drive the bus and set it up.

Cindy Hardin is really excited about helping. Community Health Outreach worker at Peacehealth. She can get prescriptions for non-PH patients. High risk, low-income, no insurance patients. Case worker and CNA.

Data collection: what neighborhood did you come from?

Notes on Sunday 10th:
A new volunteer – Wayne – knows how to get people on Social Security and get them to services.
FYI: 15 and up can make medical decisions by themselves.
David Garcia Health & Human Services from Welfare office – will send us clients.
42 people on a skeleton crew. People felt frantic.
How do we streamline the process?
Were more people vets? –> someone from the VA has been spreading the word.

Issue:
Nurses need more room: as it gets warmer we can set up a second tent? Karen thinks that is a great idea.
We can start lab services as we Sue just deposited a nice donations! Whoo hoo!

Accounting help:
We are cleared of tax obligation from the county. Nice note: The staff was very helpful and was familiar with our work.
Maybe Brooke’s stepfather who lives in Newport could be a good candidate to help with OM finances.

Events:
Social Justice, Real Justice
Washington Jefferson Park

Volunteers:
We need to recognize volunteers
Thank you for volunteers
Brooke will help with new volunteers when they come on Sundays (this makes sense since she helps with intake).

Volunteers needed for:
Tent team
Bus team
Pharmacy support team
Triage
Nurses
Doctors
Herbalists
Mental Health team: Psychologists, MSWs, Counselors, etc..
Care, feeding, health and design of Bus team -> mechanics, carpentry, electricians, engineers
Messaging and recruitment team
Legislature team

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