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Proudly serving the Nebraska Panhandle Counties of:
Banner | Box Butte
Cheyenne | Dawes
Deuel | Garden | Grant
Kimball | Morrill
Sheridan | Sioux

Infectious Disease Information

24/7 Contacts
Kim Engel

Infectious Disease Nurse, PRMRS Coordinator
Melody Leisy

Emergency Response Coordinator
Tabi Prochazka




2017 Community Health Survey

Please take this survey.  The estimated completion time is 10 minutes or less.  The purpose of this survey is to get your input about the health of your community.  The Panhandle Public Health District, area hospitals, and economic development will use the results and other information to identify the most pressing concerns which can be addressed through community action.  Your opinion is important!  Please let others know about this opportunity also.  The survey is also available in hard copy at your local hospital.  Thank you for your time and input.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 308-487-3600 ext. 106.  The survey will be available through March 15.  This is part of the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Planning process taking place throughout the Panandle. 

Complete the 2017 Community Health Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPHDCommunityHealthSurvey

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Join Out Team Panhandle Public Health District is looking for a bilingual Spanish speaking parent coach/ intake specialist for Healthy Families America, a home visitation program for pregnant women and families with newborns.  Position will be based in the Scottsbluff or Bridgeport office.  For a complete job description click here and to download an application click here.  Send cover letter, resume, and completed application to PO Box 337, Hemingford, NE  69348.  This posiiton is open until filled.    


Maintain Don’t Gain holiday wellness challenge winners announced. Twenty businesses encompassing 388 employees from around the region challenged each other to practice six healthy habits to ward off weight gain and promote well-being over the holiday season.  The challenge began on November 21 and ended on January 1, 2017 covering Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Businesses that averaged 1000 points or more as a team were placed into a drawing for larger prizes with 50% of the businesses achieving or exceeding the point goal. Click here for more information.

January is National Radon Action Month According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services one in every two homes in Nebraska has an elevated radon level. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fixing a radon problem in the home. Free radon test kits are available to Panhandle residents by emailing mcervantes@pphd.org, calling PPHD at 308-487-3600 ext 108 or toll free at 866-701-7173 ext 108. Click here for more information.

Chadron Community Hospital employees see success with lifestyle change program. A group of Chadron Community Hospital employees participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) has seen tremendous success in the first 10 weeks of the lifestyle change program. Participants, on average, lost 14.5 pounds or a 6.6% average weight loss per participant and 9% decrease in overall waist circumference. Click here for more information.

Kimball County facilities go tobacco-free January 1, 2017. Kimball County will be a tobacco-free campus to include all forms of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping effective on January 1, 2017. This includes all county facilities, county grounds and county vehicles, with the exception of designated smoking areas at the Golf Course, Kimball County Recreation Area, and the Visitors Center. Click here for more information.

Page last reviewed: January 18, 2017
Page last updated: January 18, 2017