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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, calling PPHD at 308-487-3600 ext 108 or toll free at 866-701-7173 ext 108. Click here for more information.

Governor's Wellness Award We are very excited to honor five of the 43 recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award at the Panhandle Safety & Wellness Conference and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, September 22 at the Gering Civic Center.  The following organizations from this region are being honored for developing and implementing successful workplace wellness programs:

·         Box Butte General Hospital
·         Chadron Community Hospital
·         Cirrus House
·         Educational Service Unit #13
·         Western Nebraska Community College

Click here to view the full release issued by Governor Ricketts. Click here for see the brochure. To register click on the image above.

Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives. Persons throughout the Panhandle have the opportunity participate in the annual Out of the Darkness Community Walks in Alliance, Sidney, Scottsbluff and Chadron. The walk’s primary goal is to raise awareness of the devastating effects of suicide and to raise funds for local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Click here for more information. Click here to register for a walk near you.

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

 Updated February 4, 2016

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