Harrison County Health Department
L-R Seated: Rita Krueger, Rhonda Stuart, Autumn Wiley, Sharon Miles, Sarah Linthacum
2nd Row: Tonya Seiter, Courtney Cross, Gayle Guess, Christy Erwin, Delcena Hamilton, Trent Willhite, Ryann Rosier, Charlotte Gregg, Emily Jacobs
3rd Row: Alisha Noble, Fred Lindsey
We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

We will having a childcare class on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Topics are, "Influenza in Child Care", starting at 5:30. "Car Seat and Seat Belt Safety" will be following the Influenza training. You will receive 1 credit hour for each class attended. Please call Alisha at 660.425.6324 to reserve your spot!

Click this link to complete our Tobacco Survey! Enter your name and number for a chance to win one of 3 $10 Subway cards or remain anonymous to just leave your opinion! The South Harrison And Gilman City student Smokebusters thank you for your time and thoughts!


Meet our breastfed babies from the Health Department! Kinley who is the newest addition is 3 weeks old, Emmasue just turned
3 ½ months, Rylin will soon be 5 months, and Savannah is the oldest at
8 ½ months old. They are all GORGEOUS! Keep “Eating Local” girls!

We would like to recognize Katherine Claussen for her dedication to her daughter Kynley for breastfeeding for an entire year! We know it’s not always the easiest task and as a working mother there are often obstacles that have to be overcome. Good job girls!

Meningococcus Vaccine - Why Do College Students Need It? Click on the link below and watch the short video!




A BIG shout out to the schools at South Harrison and Gilman City for being a tobacco free campus and to North Harrison for being smoke free! Gilman City also included e-cigarettes in their policy. Why do we want e-cigarettes in smoke free policies? "Because the standard is clean indoor air NOT less dirty air"!

Click on the link below to learn more about the dangers of e-cigarettes.


Due to the acknowledged hazards of tobacco use and secondhand smoke the Harrison County Health Department and Harrison County Hospice has been a smoke free campus for the past 4 years.  It is our company policy to provide a tobacco-free environment for all employees and visitors.  This covers any tobacco product and the use of smokeless or “spit” tobacco, and applies to employees, contractors and visitors of the Health Department and Harrison County Hospice.  Tobacco use will be strictly prohibited within the building and anywhere on Health Department and Hospice grounds.  This also includes the prohibition of smoking in privately owned vehicles parked on Health Department and Hospice grounds.


For support in quitting smoking, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).




Why become a Hospice Volunteer?


Volunteers are a valuable part of care for Harrison County Hospice.  Their gifts of time, energy and skills fill a unique role that only they can provide.  There are a variety of ways that you can give your time, talents and experience for our hospice patients and their families that may include: supporting the patient and families with home visits; provide administrative support in our office; visit or call bereaved families; or become a friendly caller to those who need a calm, helpful telephone companion.  Each volunteer is free to choose how much time he or she would like to give-you may work out a regular schedule or prefer to be available to fill in as needed.  Harrison County Hospice provides hospice volunteers specialized training to develop the skills they’ll need to work with patients and their families.  To explore volunteer opportunities at Harrison County Hospice, please contact us at the Harrison County Health Department and Hospice at 660.425.6324.

For information on Ebola please contact your local Health Department or the Centers for Disease Control.

For information about Alzheimers use these links:

www.alz.org and www.alzheimers.gov

Please see our new Privacy Act Statement linked below!

Our mission at the Harrison County Health Department is to protect and promote quality of life and health for county residents by developing and implementing programs and systems that provide:  information and education; effective oversight; quality services; and surveillance of diseases and conditions. 


Our vision is of healthy Harrison County residents that live in an environment that is safe, supportive, and conducive to a healthy lifestyle.


The Harrison County Health Department values a work environment and programs characterized by consistency, honesty, responsiveness and trust.  We are concerned, dedicated professionals who are adaptable in a rapidly changing environment.  Above all, we respect our customers, and maintain for them the highest standards of service.

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