COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
JING XU LEE
EMILY MURASE, PhD
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
City Hall, Room 408
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
President Katherine Munter Commissioner Dorka Keehn
Vice President Carolene Marks Commissioner Jing Xu Lee
Commissioner Andrea Evans Commissioner Andrea Shorter
Commissioner Kay Gulbengay
Total Estimated Meeting Time: 1 hrs 41 minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER/ AGENDA CHANGES DISCUSSION/ACTION 3 min.
Remarks by President
Action: To approve the meeting agenda.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES DISCUSSION/ACTION 3 min.
Explanatory document – Draft Minutes from September 26, 2007.
Action: To approve draft minutes from September 26, 2007.
III. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT DISCUSSION 5 min.
A. Executive Director's Report Executive Director Murase Explanatory document – The Executive Director’s Report discusses the work of the Department along the 5 principles of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Implementation of Women & Girls Human Rights, Right to Adequate Standard of Living, Right to Bodily Integrity, Right to Adequate Healthcare, and Human Rights of Girls to Education and Social Services principles.
IV. CONSENT AGENDA DISCUSSION/ACTION 5 min.
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Agenda and are considered to be routine by the Commission on the Status of Women. They will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as a separate item. Members of the public may speak on each item listed on the Consent Agenda.
Action: To approve the Consent Agenda.
A. Resolution Celebrating the Life of Seiko Ota Murase
B. Resolution Congratulating Catholic Charities CYO on the Occasion of its 100th Anniversary
C. Resolution Congratulating the Chicana Latina Foundation on the Occasion of its 30th Anniversary
D. Resolution Congratulating the Women's Intercultural Network on the Occasion of its 12th Anniversary
E. Resolution Honoring Childhood Matters and Nuestros Niños on the Occasion of their Anniversary
F. Resolution in Recognition of Julia Bruckner of UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
G. Resolutions in Recognition of the Breast Cancer Town Hall Collaborative Members
H. Resolution in Recognition of Carlina Hansen of the San Francisco Women's Community
V. REPORTS DISCUSSION/ACTION
A. Health Vice President Marks 2 min.
B. Justice & Courage Commissioner Keehn 2 min.
C. Violence Against Women Prevention and President Munter 2 min.
Intervention Grants Program
D. Family Violence Council Commissioner Evans 2 min.
E. Girls Committee Commissioner Shorter 2 min.
F. Language Access Commissioner Lee 2 min.
G. CEDAW Executive Director Murase 2 min.
VI. NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION/ACTION
A. African American Breast Cancer Town Hall Vice President Marks 5 min.
Vice President Marks will report on the success of the African American Breast Cancer Town Hall.
B. San Francisco General Hospital/ Dawn Surratt and Judith A. Luce, MD 15 min.
Avon Breast Health Program
Dawn Surratt, RN, CNS-CH, Program Manager for the Avon Comprehensive Breast Health Program, and Judith A. Luce, MD, Medical Oncology Director, will provide an overview of services provided by the breast program at the San Francisco General Hospital.
C. Healthy San Francisco Tangerine Brigham 15 min.
Tangerine Brigham, Director of Healthy San Francisco, will provide an update on the implementation of San Francisco's landmark universal health access program.
D. Southeast Health Center Presentation Veronica Shepard 15 min.
Veronica Shepard, community health worker, will provide an overview of services provided at the
Southeast Health Center.
VII. OLD BUSINESS DISCUSSION/ACTION
A. Strategic Plan Review Executive Director Murase 10 min.
Executive Director Murase will review the proposed 2007-2008 Strategic Plan.
Action: To approve the 2007-2008 Strategic Plan.
B. Needs Assessment President Munter 10 min.
Commissioners will discuss next steps.
VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT DISCUSSION 5 min.
This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for Commission’s future consideration.
IX. ADJOURNMENT ACTION 1 min.
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