The swine flu was just one of the topics on the agenda Thursday morning for the Bay County health task force.
The task force, made up of state and local leaders, met at the Bay County Public Library. The goals were to talk about issues that deal directly with health care and find out the best possible solutions to those problems.
Leaders broke off into several different groups and discussed a wide range of issues.
"I think it's just a periodic review of the strategic plan to make sure that we are heading in the right direction. It's just a readjustment for our strategies goals and where we're heading in the task force," Robert Harned, Chairman of the task force said.
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