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Panhandle Public Health District Open House July 21, 3-6 pm

Panhandle Public Health District Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board

PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity to Serve their Communities Well

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Panhandle Public Health District Open House July 21, 3-6 pm Panhandle Public Health District invites you to join us for an Open House on July 21 from 3-6 pm at our main office, 808 Box Butte Avenue in Hemingford. We are excited to showcase the newly remodeled store-front and celebrate our recent national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The health district is one of fewer than 150 health departments in the nation and the second local health department in Nebraska to achieve accreditation since PHAB launched in 2011. Click here for more information.

Panhandle mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile Virus A Panhandle mosquito pool has recently tested positive for West Nile Virus. This positive pool gives Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) an indicator of the location of the virus and the potential for it to be spread through human contact. Several counties in the Panhandle have been routinely testing sites to trap and monitor mosquitoes over the summer months. Click here for more information.  

Tips for Choosing the Best Sunscreen and Being Sun Safe Each year about one million Americans develop skin cancer.  Ultraviolet Rays (UV) from the sun and other sources like tanning beds are the primary case of skin cancer.  Sunscreen manufacturers offer an array of protective products from sprays to wipes, but it can be confusing which one to choose to offer the best protection for you and your family. Click here for more information. 

92% Tobacco Check Compliance Rate in the Panhandle is a Positive for Youth 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 50 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the Counties of Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes and Sheridan.  Of the 50 establishments, 46 did not sell tobacco to the underage person. However, four businesses did sell them tobacco. Click here for more information.

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

 Updated July 12, 2016

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