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Walk @ Lunch Day – April 27 Many local businesses already signed up to participate and are creatively planning to get employees up and moving
The journey to a happier and healthier “good life” begins with one step. Walking is the single most powerful thing you can do for yourself. It’s also a great way to spend time with the people you care about … to connect, share your life and create memories. Getting started is simple. Just Step and Repeat #WalkNE. Click here for more details.

Employment Oppertunity Panhandle Public Health District is seeking a part time Community Health Worker/Health Coach. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Consideration will be given to candidates with experience as a health coach and/or community health worker.   Click here for the job description and click here for the application. Submit cover letter, application and resume to Erin Sorensen, POB 337, Hemingford, NE 69348. Submission deadline is May 9. 

IDNEY LAUNCHES ACTIVE LIVING CITY RESOLUTION Advisory committee to encourage walking, biking initiatives The City of Sidney is taking steps toward improved community health. At the March 22 City Council meeting, a newly formed Active Living Advisory Committee will share action plan strategies with the mayor and city staff on potential policies about walking, biking, trails and infrastructure to make it easier for residents to be active. Click here for more information.

Are we as a community doing enough to help veterans transition to civilian life? According to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 64% of those who served in combat feel disconnected from civilian life, 51% say the military is not doing enough to transition veterans to civilian life and 33% think about their service in war every day. Click here for more information.

Free Webinar Series Offered on Healthy Vending A local hospital will highlight their wellness program leadership and healthy vending offered for employees and the community on the first of a three part webinar series.  Box Butte General Hospital representatives Scott Alwin, Chief Ancillary Officer, and Dan Newhoff, Wellness Coordinator, will provide insights to fellow Nebraska employers on Vendor Relations and Employee Engagement offered March 18, 2016 beginning at 9:30 am MT. Click here for more information.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program and
Panhandle Public Health District are working together to improve colon cancer screening rates in
Nebraska by offering free fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits to Panhandle residents. Click here for more information.

To find out how Funding Public Health protects our communities and kids,saves lives . . . and saves money click here.

 Updated April 19, 2016

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