COUNTY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH-SERVICE COMMITTEE

COUNTY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH-SERVICE COMMITTEE

Doña Ana County is accepting applications from individuals interested in evaluating external agency health-services funding applications for Fiscal Year 2011-12.

To be considered, each applicant must submit a detailed letter of interest, a current resume and a notarized document declaring that s/he meets each of the following criteria:

• Is not a current member of the Health and Human Services Alliance

• Is not employed by, related to an employee or otherwise associated with an agency that has received funding from Doña Ana County in the past two years, or is applying for funding in the current year.

• Has been a resident of Doña Ana County for at least three years.

• Has demonstrated familiarity with the healthcare system/services in Doña Ana County.

• Represents providers, consumers, or advocates of healthcare services.

Prior to public recommendations to the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 8, 2011, each applicant selected to the evaluation committee will be required to:

• Attend a training orientation.

• Sign a conflict of interest form.

• Read all proposals, which may be done over four to seven days including a weekend.

• Individually score each of the proposals.

• Meet a minimum of three (3) times to discuss scoring, funding, and strength and weakness. This will be done as a group facilitated by Dona Ana County staff.

• Attend a Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Meeting to present the recommendation.

All applications must be delivered to Jess Williams in the Doña Ana County Commission Liaison Office, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M., 88007, no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Jan 31, 2011.

The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will appoint the evaluation committee from among the qualified applicants. The committee will assist Doña Ana County in evaluating collaborative proposals for countywide medical, dental, behavioral-health and hospice services, as well as health-education and prevention programs.

Agencies eligible for funding include non-profit, state, federal and quasi-governmental entities.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.