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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will be recognized online this Saturday, November 22. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day can change your life. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss find comfort and gain understanding as they hear stories of healing and hope. Click here for more information.

Make it your day to quit for good. Learn more. Quit together.  Win together.  Join millions of Americans and begin to live tobacco free. Life is short, and for those who smoke, quitting returns precious years and vitality.  The Panhandle Prevention Coalition and Panhandle Public Health District encourage smokers to join others and make a plan to quit for the Great American Smokeout on November 20.  Set the 20th as your tobacco quit date and get ready to experience clean air, fresh breath, and improved health.  By quitting - even for one day - smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risks. Click here for more information.

 

92 Percent of Sheridan County Businesses Pass Recent Compliance Checks The Nebraska State Patrol conducted checks of underage tobacco retail compliance as part of the Tobacco Free in the Panhandles comprehensive plan to keep youth from starting to use tobacco products.  Officers with the assistance of youth under the age of 18 checked convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout Sheridan County in November.  One of the twelve business checked sold tobacco to the underage person. Click here for more information.

100 Percent of Box Butte County Businesses Pass Recent Compliance Checks. The Nebraska State Patrol conducted checks of underage tobacco retail compliance as part of the Tobacco Free in the Panhandles comprehensive plan to keep youth from starting to use tobacco products.  Officers with the assistance of youth under the age of 18 checked convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout Box Butte County in October.  None of the 12 business checked sold tobacco to the underage person. Click here for more information.

Local Public Health and Hospitals preparing for Ebola The Panhandle Public Health District, Panhandle Region Medical Response System, local health care facilities and other partners routinely prepare for many types of emergencies.  Emergency Preparedness Plans are in place for all types of hazards such as tornados or other weather related disasters, chemical spills and contagious diseases.  Currently, PPHD and its partners are reviewing their emergency response plans and following the CDC’s guidance to prepare for the safe management of a patient with suspected Ebola virus disease. Click here for full article. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/ for more information. Nebraska Ebola Public Information Line 402-552-6645.

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Information

Public health officials are monitoring the development of Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68).  Nebraska was added to the list of 18 states with confirmed cases.  Please contact PPHD Public Health Nurse Becky Corman with any questions at 308-262-2217 or 308-262-5764. Click here for more information.

Click here to download the information sheet about EV-D68. 

 

 

Panhandle Public Health District featured in report to the White House and Congress For the last four years the National Prevention Council (NPC) has submitted a report to the White House and relevant committees of Congress describing national progress in meeting specific prevention, health promotion, and public health goals defined in the National Prevention Strategy.  Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) is honored to be selected as a featured story with a handful of other departments and agencies across the nation. Click here for more information.


“Outfitters at Cabela’s, member of the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council,
start their morning with stretching exercises during Cabela’s annual wellness week.”

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

 Updated November 19, 2014

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