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Local Public Health and Hospitals preparing for Ebola The Panhandle Public Health District, Panhandle Region Medical Response System, local health care facilities and other partners routinely prepare for many types of emergencies.  Emergency Preparedness Plans are in place for all types of hazards such as tornados or other weather related disasters, chemical spills and contagious diseases.  Currently, PPHD and its partners are reviewing their emergency response plans and following the CDC’s guidance to prepare for the safe management of a patient with suspected Ebola virus disease. Click here for full article. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/ for more information.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19-25. Parents are the key to keeping teen drives safe on the road.  Many parents don't realize it, but the #1 threat to their teen's safety is driving or riding in a car with a teen driver.  Every year about 3,000 teens lose their lives in car crashes.  The main cause?  Driver inexperience.  Parents play a key role in keeping teens safe on the road. Click here for more information.

100 Percent of Box Butte County Businesses Pass Recent Compliance Checks The Nebraska State Patrol conducted checks of underage tobacco 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 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the county of Box Butte in September.  None of the 12 business checked sold tobacco to the underage person. Click here for the full article.

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. 

 

 

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 October 29, 2014

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