September 10, 2015 Print E-mail

Our Vision:  All Humboldt County children thrive in healthy, supportive, nurturing families and neighborhoods, enter school ready to learn and become active participants of their communities.


Meeting Date and Time:  September 10, 2015—5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location:  Office of FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT, 1012 Second Street, Eureka




I.   Welcome and Introductions


II.  Public Comments and Announcements


III.  Executive Director Report


IV.  Approval of Minutes: 
A.     Meeting Minutes of August 13, 2015
B.     Meeting Minutes of August 21, 2015


V.  Consent Calendar:  The following items were reviewed and recommended for adoption and may be approved by a single vote.  Any member of the public may request the Commission to pull an item for further discussion.
A.     June 2015 Postings
B.     CLIF Award: Holiday Funding Partnership

Reference: Annual funding allocation in the amount of $3,000 to partner with local funders to serve families with young children during the winter holiday season.


VI.  Action Item:  Policy for Supporting Breastfeeding Employees 

Reference: Per the Commission’s current work to promote the provision of supportive environments for breastfeeding in the workplace, the Commission will consider a policy for breastfeeding employees of FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT.    (20 min)


VII.  Information Item:  0-8 Mental Health Collaborative 

Reference:  An update on the activity of the 0-8 Mental Health Collaborative will be provided. The year-end report of June 2015 from Meg Walkley and Beth Heavilin will also be reviewed.        (40 min)



VIII.  Information Item: First 5 California: First 5 IMPACT Grant

Reference: Per the Phase 1 Application submitted to First 5 California, the Commission will receive planning updates about Humboldt’s application.           (20 min)


IX.  Discussion Item:  ‘Help Me Grow’

Reference: Per prior Commission meetings, Commissioners will continue the discussion of the potential of the ‘Help Me Grow’ model for integrating systems in Humboldt County to better serve young children and identify next steps.         (20 min)



Next Meeting:  October 27, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at Humboldt Area Foundation, Emmerson Room, 363 Indianola Road, Bayside