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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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  4. 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...
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    Feb 20, 2019 - Flu is on the rise: there’s still time to get vaccinated!

    In light of increasing flu numbers—during a time where weekly counts generally decrease—the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding residents of the best ways to prevent flu. Read on...
  7. Nominations open for the 2019 Harold K. Bengsch Award

    Feb 1, 2019 - Nominations open today for 2019 Harold K. Bengsch Award

    Nominations for the 2019 Harold K. Bengsch honoree are now open. Read on...
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    Dec. 5, 2018 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2019

    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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    WIC is open!

    Despite the federal government shutdown, WIC participants may continue to attend appointment and redeem checks at authorized WIC retailers. Read on...
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    Oct. 2, 2018 - Health Department earns National Accreditation

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce that it has been nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Read on...
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    Sept. 28, 2018 - Springfield Flu Coalition clinics begin next week.

    Flu season has officially begun, and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine. Read on...
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    Dec. 11, 2017 - City Council to consider repeal of future pit bull ban or refer to a citizen vote

    It is anticipated that City Council will make a decision at the Dec. 11 meeting to either repeal General Ordinance No. 6397 or submit to voters a question of whether or not to approve the ordinance. Read on...