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County fairs are fun times: Avoid dangers with insect repellent and hand sanitizers provided by PPHD One of the big highlights of every summer is the annual county fair. With fresh air, food vendors and quality entertainment, the fair draws crowds primarily to outdoors activities -- often in the evening or near dusk. These are prime feeding times and grounds for hungry mosquitoes, as well. Click here for more information.

Employment Oppertunity
Panhandle Public Health District is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Wellness Coordinator to work part-time at the Hemingford office. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential. Minimum Associates Degree required.  Experience in customer service, data entry, word processing and ability to pay attention to detail is a plus. Click here for a copy of the complete job description. Click here for an application.  Please submit cover letter, application and resume to Sara Sulzbach, POB 337, Hemingford, NE  69348. Submission deadline is August 5.

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.”

West Nile Virus is a concern in the Panhandle:  Residents urged to practice prevention tips. Mosquito pools from the Panhandle have recently tested positive for West Nile Virus. Finding the virus in mosquito's serves as a warning that the virus continues to pose a risk to people in the Panhandle. Click here for more information.

Employee wellness making great strides at Chadron Community Hospital When s Community Hospital’s wellness committee was recently asked what positive effects their wellness program has had, Cheryl Abegglen, RN touted, “We have a culture of healthy eating.” 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 28, 2014

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