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Proudly serving the Nebraska Panhandle Counties of:
Banner | Box Butte
Cheyenne | Dawes
Deuel | Garden | Grant
Kimball | Morrill
Scotts Bluff |Sheridan

Infectious Disease Information

24/7 Contacts
Kim Engel

Infectious Disease Nurse, PRMRS Coordinator
Melody Leisy

Emergency Response Coordinator
Tabi Prochazka




2017 Community Health Survey

Please take this survey.  The estimated completion time is 10 minutes or less.  The purpose of this survey is to get your input about the health of your community.  The Panhandle Public Health District, area hospitals, and economic development will use the results and other information to identify the most pressing concerns which can be addressed through community action.  Your opinion is important!  Please let others know about this opportunity also.  The survey is also available in hard copy at your local hospital.  Thank you for your time and input.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 308-487-3600 ext. 106.  The survey will be available through March 15.  This is part of the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Planning process taking place throughout the Panhandle. 

Complete the 2017 Community Health Survey:

English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPHDCommunityHealthSurvey

Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPHDSpanishCommunitySurvey

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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 position is open until filled.    


Influenza activity is rapidly increasing with widespread outbreaks across the state. Panhandle Public Health District is seeing influenza activity rapidly increase.  “We are also seeing widespread outbreaks across the state in schools, long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and work places,” state Melody Leisy, PPHD Public Health Nurse. Click here for more information.

Chadron Community Hospital employees see success with lifestyle change program. A group of Chadron Community Hospital employees participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) has seen tremendous success in the first 10 weeks of the lifestyle change program. Participants, on average, lost 14.5 pounds or a 6.6% average weight loss per participant and 9% decrease in overall waist circumference. Click here for more information.

Page last reviewed: February 9, 2017
Page last updated: February 9, 2017