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Two Businesses Fail 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 10 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the cities of Sidney and Kimball in March.  Of the 10 establishments, 8 did not sell tobacco to the underage person. However, two businesses did sell them tobacco. Click here for more information.

PPHD is excited for this new opportunity to better assist our veterans and their families.  The goal of VetSET is to build partnerships with the health department and community that will improve our capacity to meet the distinctive needs of Veterans.  We want to increase coordination among the organizations providing care and benefits, and also increase the availability and access to care and benefits through collaboration with community-based providers. Click here for more information.

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.”

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 Updated April 17, 2015

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