COMMUNITY

Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve

At board meetings, the public can talk about anything within the jurisdiction of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, but the Board of Directors generally cannot act on or discuss an item not on the agenda. The Brown Act does allow members of the legislative body, or its staff, to “briefly respond” to comments or questions from members of the public, provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, or direct staff to place the issue on a future agenda.

Meetings and Minutes of the Morongo Basin Community Health Center Board

We encourage community members to attend our monthly business meetings and provide feedback to the Board on Health Center related subjects.

The public comment portion of this agenda provides an opportunity for the public to address the Board on items not listed on the agenda that are of interest to the public at large and are within the subject matter jurisdiction of this Board. Board members are prohibited by law from taking action on matters discussed that are not on the agenda, and no adverse conclusions should be drawn if the Board does not respond to public comments at this time.

The Governing Board for the Community Health Center takes responsibility for the oversight of the federally qualified health center, MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER. The Board is comprised of Health Center patients (51%) and non-patient community members (49%). Members are appointed by the Governing Board. Both patients of the Health Center and the community are invited to apply to serve on this volunteer board.

The Health Center Governing Board and the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors meet quarterly to receive information jointly and to facilitate communication between the boards.