COUNTY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH FUND EVALUATION COMMITTEE

COUNTY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH FUND EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Doña Ana County is now accepting applications for individuals interested in evaluating external agency health-services funding applications.

Members selected will serve on the committee for three consecutive years, beginning in fiscal year 2013-14.
The committee will assist Doña Ana County in evaluating collaborative proposals under funding priorities for countywide Maternal Child Health and Parenting education and promotion services.

To be considered, each applicant must submit a current resume in addition to the application. Applicants who meet the following Health Fund External Agency Evaluation Committee criteria will be considered:

• Applicant cannot be a current member of the Health and Human Services Alliance.
• Applicant cannot be associated with, employed by (or related to an employee who is) an agency that has received funding from Doña Ana County in the past two years, or is applying for funding in the current year.
• Must be a resident of Doña Ana County for at least three years.
• Demonstrate familiarity with the healthcare system and/or services in Doña Ana County.
• Applicant must not have served on an evaluation committee for three consecutive years.

Prior to public recommendations to the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, each applicant selected to the evaluation committee will be required to:
• Attend a training orientation
• Sign a conflict of interest form
• Read all proposals (individually to include a weekend or from Friday to Monday)
• Score each of the proposals individually
• Meet a minimum of three times to discuss Scoring/Funding and Strength/ Weakness, to be done in a group setting facilitated by Dona Ana County staff
• Attend a Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners meeting

The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will appoint the evaluation committee from among the qualified applicants. Applications can be downloaded from the county website, www.donaanacounty.org/health.

Applications can be sent to Stacey Madson, Contracts Coordinator, Doña Ana County Purchasing Department, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.