SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

 

February 13, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room B

1:00 PM                                                                                                                       Tapes  18 - 19

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Bill Morrisette, Chair

Sen. Bill Fisher, Vice-Chair

Sen. John Minnis

Sen. Frank Shields

Sen. Charles Starr

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Marjorie Taylor, Administrator

Saranelle Allen, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           Informational Meeting

                                                  Healthy, Active Oregon Overview 

                                                Introduction of Committee Measures – Work Session

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

Tape 18, A

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Healthy , Active Oregon - Overview

004

Chair Morrisette

Opens an informational meeting at 1:11 pm.

015

Dr. Mel Kohn

State Epidemiologist, Oregon Department of Human Services.  Submits written testimony on the obesity epidemic occurring within the United States (EXHIBIT A).

 

 

Gives statistics that Oregon is the first state on the West Coast to reach the 22% designated adult obesity rate.  Explains a Body Mass Index (EXHIBIT B).

131

 

Gives information on diabetic conditions occurring in the population due to obesity problems and states most obesity health issues are due to lack of physical activity, and quantity of food intake.

202

Kohn

Stresses emphasis on physical activity, not only for adults but children, and gives weight statistics on Oregon youth and adults.

251

Kohn

Relates how environmental and social changes have slowly altered the exercise element in our health.

 

Kohn

Reviews ways the medical profession can assist patients with weight problems.  Gives suggestions on ways schools could work on weight control for students.

 

Sen. Walker

Suggests office staff use of the stairs in lieu of elevators.

460

Kohn

Explains an example of a company that uses scenic art and music in the stair case to encourage employees to use the stairs.

 

Sen. Walker

Likes the idea of enhancing the use of the stairs.

Tape 19, A

055

Kohn

Reviews programs and information on what is being done for Oregonians.

WORK SESSION

070

Chair Morrisette

Opens a work session to introduce legislation on LC’s 993, 1468, 1472, and 2519.

 

Marjorie Taylor

Administrator.  Explains the four measures.

120

Chair Morrisette

States that the four LC’s are from the Governor’s task force.

124

Sen. Minnis

MOTION:  Moves LC's 993 (EXHIBIT C), 1468 (EXHIBIT D), 1472 (EXHIBIT E), and 2519 (EXHIBIT F) BE INTRODUCED as committee measures.

127

 

VOTE:  5-0-1

EXCUSED:  1 - Sen. Shields

 

Chair Morrisette

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

 

Sen. Fisher

States that he may not be willing to support these bills.

180

Sen. Morrisette

Closes the work session, and reopens the informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Healthy, Active Oregon - Overview

 

Sen. Minnis

Asks how a legislator could implement some of these recommended health improvement programs. 

210

Molly White

Gives visual presentation on NikeGO program (EXHIBIT G).  Explains the concept behind the company’s focus on improving exercise habits and good health in Oregon for adults and children.

440

White

Reviews projects that Nike has established throughout Oregon.

Tape 18, B

050

Sen. Walker

Commends Molly White and Nike for their efforts in helping children with self-esteem issues as well, through sports and related programs.

204

Minot Cleveland

MD and State Chair, Oregon Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (EXHIBIT H).  Reviews the mission and vision for the Oregon coalition for physical standards, and states emphasis is on physical activity and improved nutrition.

414

Kohn

Reviews importance of evaluating how things are progressing.

 

Sen. Minnis

Asks what the strategy is for disseminating information.

Tape 19, B

025

Cleveland

Replies wide-scale media campaigns, and additional community activities.

 

Chair Morrisette

Asks about the NikeGO program, and how cardiovascular health fits in.

062

White

Reviews several Nike programs implemented to encourage children to participate in cardiovascular activities.

 

Cleveland

Explains various aspects of the physical activity program, not solely focusing on athletics.

100

Sen. Minnis

Asks about any available data on companies who have physical centers and the correlation to employee health care costs.

 

White

Replies none known at present, and gives details on Nike’s employee physical fitness work environment.

 

Chair Morrisette

Adjourns meeting at 2:48 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Healthy, Active Oregon Overview, Dr. Mel Kohn, 8 pp.

B – Healthy, Active Oregon Overview - Body Mass Index, Dr. Mel Kohn, 1 p.

C – LC 993 (Senate Bill 491), staff, 4 pp.

D – LC 1468 (Senate Bill 490), staff, 3 pp.

E – LC 1472 (Senate Bill 488), staff, 2 pp.

F – LC 2519 (Senate Bill 489), staff, 2 pp.

G – Healthy, Active Oregon Overview, Molly White, 3 pp.

H – Healthy, Active Oregon Overview, Minot Cleveland, 80 pp.