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  1. Substance Use Resources

    Oct. 22, 2019 - Agencies highlight available resources in light of continued overdose spike

    In light of a dramatic increase in overdoses in recent days, area partners have come together to save lives, share hope for recovery and highlight available resources for those struggling with the disease of addiction. Read on...
  2. WIC Nutrition

    Oct. 1, 2019 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2020

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for another year. Read on...
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    Sept. 23, 2019 - Springfield Flu Coalition clinics begin next week

    Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine. Read on...
  4. Hepatitis A

    Sept 16, 2019 - Health Department Warns of Increase in Hepatitis A Cases

    Public is asked to be alert for signs and symptoms and get vaccinated Read on...
  5. Move Your Shoes Challenge

    Sept 5, 2019 - Community Invited to Move Your Shoes in Annual Walking Challenge

    Tie those laces and hit the pavement this October during the citywide Move Your Shoes Walking Challenge. The annual event combines physical activity with a little bit of healthy competition. Read on...
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    Aug 22, 2019 - Vaccine available to combat statewide Hepatitis A outbreak

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is urging at-risk populations to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A to prevent future spread of a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak. Read on...
  7. Tobacco Twenty-One

    July 16, 2019 - Springfield Tobacco 21 ordinance goes into effect

    Tobacco 21—a Springfield ordinance prohibiting tobacco and e-cigarette sales to anyone under 21 years of age—goes into effect today, July 16, 2019. Read on...
  8. Springfield-Greene County Health Department Public Health Advisory

    June 1, 2019 - Health Department advises of potential exposure to Legionella bacteria

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, SGCHD, and Mercy Springfield are working together to investigate two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease among individuals who visited Mercy’s outpatient cancer center in Springfield. Read on...
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    May 23, 2019 - Stream Testing, Heat Illness Surveillance Begins for Summer

    The upcoming Memorial Day holiday means it is the summer season for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. That marks the start of two warm-weather surveillance programs: stream water testing and heat-related illness. Read on...
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    Apr 3, 2019 - Results of Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment to be Announced

    On Friday, April 12, the community is invited to learn the results of the assessment, hear the opportunities for improvement moving forward, see the resources available and learn how to get involved. Read on...
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  12. 2019 Harold K. Bengsch Award Honoree: Commissioner Peggy Davis

    Mar 28, 2019 - Retired Drug Court Commissioner named Bengsch Award honoree

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce Peggy Davis, the recently retired commissioner for Greene County’s Drug, Mental Health, DWI and Veterans Courts, as this year’s Harold K. Bengsch Award honoree. Read on...
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    Mar. 25, 2019 - Springfield-Greene County Health Department starts daily pollen counts

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s regular pollen count began today and will be posted daily throughout the season until the first freeze. Read on...