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

As your family prepares for the start of another school year, make sure your children have their vaccinations they need to stay healthy.

 

Backpack? Check. School Supplies? Check. Gym shoes? Check.

 

Don't forget to add immunizations to your check list!

 

Our office days to receive your immunizations are on Thursdays. If you have any questions, please give us call at 660.425.6324.

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zinvvw9M8E

Temperatures will start heating up soon!  Here is a link to the Missouri Cooling Centers: 

 

https://ogi.oa.mo.gov/DHSS/coolingCenter/index.html

CDC Introduces Tickborne Diseases App for iOS and Android devices

 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the Tickborne Diseases of the United States app at: http://www.cdc.gov/mobile/applications/MobileFramework/tickborne-diseases.html

 

This app provides a quick reference for doctors and other health care providers who may diagnose and treat tickborne diseases, including information to help:

  • Identify ticks and the pathogens that each species can transmit
  • Determine which tickborne diseases are most common in your area
  • Identify signs and symptoms of tickborne diseases and order the appropriate lab tests
  • Properly treat the most common tickborne diseases

The app is an electronic companion to Tickborne Diseases of the United States: A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers, available as a pdf at:


http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/resources/tickbornediseases.pdf 


App content updates automatically when your device is connected to a network, so you're always up-to-date. In addition, you can personalize the app with features like highlighting, annotations, and bookmarks.


 

Here is a link to the 2015 Fish Advisory, A Guide to Eating Missouri Fish.  Check it out!


http://health.mo.gov/living/environment/fishadvisory/pdf/fishadvisory.pdf

 

 

The Missouri Poison Center has released their 2014 Annual Report. They serve each and every city and county in the State of Missouri and handled over 66,000 calls in 2014. They also have a BRAND NEW website. Click on the link and check it out!


http://missouripoisoncenter.org/about-us/annual-reports/

 

 

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.


http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0905-ecigarette-use.html

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).

 

 

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm

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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