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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.

Area Employees Committed to Maintain Not Gain Over the Holidays With the fun and festivities of holiday office parties, family gatherings and an abundance of goodies and treats, holiday weight gain seems unavoidable.  The holiday season was much different for many area employees participating in the Maintain Don’t Gain Wellness Challenge sponsored by the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council. Click here for the full story.

January is National Radon Action Month “One in every two homes in Nebraska has an elevated radon level and yours could be one of them. Free radon test kits are available to Panhandle residents by emailing, calling PPHD at 308-487-3600 ext 108 or toll free at 866-701-7173 ext 108. Click here for more information about radon.

Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council Enters Partnership with UNICO to Offer HR Advisory Services to Members Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council, the region’s source for evidence-based worksite wellness training, resources, and ongoing health promotion initiatives, has announced it is expanding its relationship with UNICO to offer innovative human resources advisory services to member companies. 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 March 24, 2015

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