Harrison County Health Department

Bethany, Missouri

1st Row: Rhonda Stuart, Tonya Seiter
2nd Row:  Courtney Cross, Sarah Linthacum, Delcena Hamilton, Ryann Rosier, Sharon Miles
3rd Row: Fred Lindsey, Trent Willhite, Charlotte Gregg, Emily Jacobs, Gayle Guess, Autumn Wiley
4th Row:  Alisha Noble, Rose Wright
Not pictured:  Christy Erwin, Colt Bohannon

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri along with the University of Missouri Extension offer monthly workshops for individuals.  Please refer to this flyer for the May Workshop.

*Note:   As a reminder, only residents in our 9 counties of services (Caldwell, Sullivan, Mercer, Linn, Grundy, Daviess, Putnam, Livingston, and Harrison) that are within our income guidelines (under 125% poverty level) will be eligible to attend our class! They will need to complete our intake application as well so that we can verify their information- even if they do not need services from our agency!!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

During this month and throughout the year, Harrison County Health Department is dedicated to supporting families to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. Help us bring awareness to this cause by sending us your blue selfies or putting a blue ribbon on your tree. Blue selfies are pictures of you &/or your organization wearing blue, take your picture and email it to charlotte.gregg@lpha.mo.gov or you can Facebook message it to us by April 14th. Blue tree ribbons can be placed any time during the month. If you do not have a tree at your business or home you can make one! A paper tree is fine! Let's make this a blue town this April!

April 4th-10th is National Public Health Week. Some people may ask "What is public health?" Checkout the great things public health departments are doing to keep communities healthy. We're a little partial to everyone at 1:57!




As we celebrate the accomplishments public health has made over the years, we focus on these public health facts:
·         Build a nation of safe, healthy communities - Health must be a priority in designing our communities, from healthy housing to parks and playgrounds.
·         Help all young people graduate from high school - Education is the leading indicator of good health, giving people access to better jobs, incomes and neighborhoods.
·         The relationship between increased economic mobility and better health - It’s time to fix our country’s growing income inequality and the unhealthy stresses it puts on adults and children.
·         Social justice & health - Everyone has the right to good health. We must remove barriers so everyone has the same opportunity to improve their lives and their health.
·         Give everyone a choice of healthy food - Our food system should provide affordable food with nutritious ingredients, free from harmful contaminants.
·         Preparing for the health effects of climate change - Our health is connected to our environments. What happens upstream to our environments at work, school and home affects our health downstream.
·         Provide quality health care for everyone - Health reform was just a start. To fulfill its potential, we must continue to pursue options for expanded access to quality care at the federal, state and local levels.
·         Strengthen the public health infrastructure - Strong and consistent funding levels are necessary for the public health system to respond to both everyday health threats and unexpected health emergencies.



February is American Heart Month!

The above pamphlets were from the CDC's website @ www.cdc.gov

If you are looking for tips on how to quit smoking please visit the CDC website below:


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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