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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



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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.    


Gordon Memorial Health Services offers additional support for mothers returning to work. One of the most pivotal times in a woman’s career, both for herself and her employer, is the months immediately following the birth of a baby. Making the decision to return to work is both an emotional and a financial decision – one an employer can make easier by supporting breastfeeding for working mothers. Click here for more information.

Signs have recently been installed along the Sidney Deadwood Trail to encourage walking, running, and biking for overall health for all residents. The Sidney Active Living Advisory Committee with funding from Panhandle Public Health District through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is excited to provide support for the trail signs with one at each entry point of the trail and eight in 1/2 mile segments of the 4 ½ mile long trail system. The signs promote various locations along the pathway and prompt users to the next location. Click here for more information.

Employees commit to Maintain Don’t Gain this holiday season With the fun and festivities of holiday office parties, family gatherings, and an abundance of goodies and treats, holiday weight gain often seems unavoidable.  Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council is working to make that much different for many area employees participating in the council-sponsored Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Wellness Challenge. Click here for more information.

Krista Family Pic

Rural Hemingford Breast Cancer Survivor Urges You to Get Screened October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Click here for more information.


We are very excited to honor five of the 44 recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award at the Panhandle Safety & Wellness Conference and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 6 at the Gering Civic Center.  The following organizations from this region are being honored for developing and implementing successful workplace wellness programs:

  • Banner County Schools
  • BNSF
  • Cabela’s
  • Panhandle Public Health District
  • Western Nebraska Community College

The full release issued by Governor Ricketts earlier this week can be found here https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-honors-2016-recipients-governor%E2%80%99s-wellness-award.  We welcome you to join us for the awards luncheon beginning at noon on October 6 at the Gering Civic Center.  The full conference brochure can be found here https://panhandleworksitewellnesscouncil.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2016ConferenceBrochureFillableFinal.pdf.

Page last reviewed: December 8, 2016
Page last updated: December 8, 2016