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Out of Darkness Walk in Septemeber in three Panhandle Communities Alliance, Sidney and Scottsbluff. The walk’s primary objective is to raise awareness of the devastating effects of suicide on our communities. A secondary goal is to raise funds for local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Click here for more information.

Lifestyle change program shows success in the Panhandle:  People are losing weight and changing their lives. September marks the second anniversary of the launch of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in the Panhandle.  Fifty-five percent of the participants in the thirty-one classes launched have met the program weight loss goal and have reduced their risk for diabetes by 58%.  The lifestyle change program has affected 475 participants. Click here for more information.  

Getting Ready for the New School Year?  Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco Use Thousands of young people in the Panhandle are heading back to school. In the flurry to get ready for the school year, parents may not be thinking about keeping their kids from using tobacco products, but the start of the school year is an excellent time to talk to kids about tobacco use. Click here for more information.

Breastfeeding-friendly worksites benefit new mothers, offer high return on investment for employers
One of the most pivotal times in a woman’s career, both for herself and her employer, is the months immediately following the birth of a baby. Making the decision to return to work is both an emotional and a financial decision – one an employer can make easier by supporting breastfeeding for working mothers. 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 August 27, 2014

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