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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. 

 

Life Matters: Working together to raise suicide awareness. On September 20, people throughout the Panhandle will participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks in Alliance and Scottsbluff. The walk’s primary goal is to raise awareness of the devastating effects of suicide and to raise funds for local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Click here for more information. Click here to register for the walk.

Local Health Departments Recieve VA Grant. Nebraska’s Local Health Departments were acknowledged last week for their unique position as community conveners as well as for the expertise they bring to communities across our state.  The Veterans Administration announced that the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) will receive $2,000,000 for a 2-year project.  NALHD’s project is one of only 5 pilots funded nationally. More information can be found at http://nalhd.org/.

Panhandle mosquitos continue to test positive for West Nile Virus. PPHD has partnered with area schools to raise awareness.  As area high school sports fans head out to cheer on their teams this fall, they need to be prepared to battle hungry mosquitoes who may be carrying the dangerous West Nile Virus. 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.”

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

 Updated September 19, 2014

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