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  1. Sunglasses, sunblock, and a sunhat on a wooden surface overlooking a beach.

    May 25, 2018- 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. This marks the start of two warm-weather surveillance programs: stream water testing and heat-related illness. Learn More
  2. Steve Edwards (left) sits with Harold Bengsch at the Second Annual Harold K. Bengsch Award reception

    Apr 6, 2018 - CoxHealth President and CEO celebrated at Second Annual Bengsch Award Reception

    Community members, health department staff and leaders across the health care industry came together this afternoon to celebrate CoxHealth President and CEO Steve Edwards as the winner of the 2018 Harold K. Bengsch award. Read on...
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    Mar 30, 2018 - CoxHealth President and CEO named Bengsch Award honoree

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce Steve Edwards, President and CEO of CoxHealth, as this year’s Harold K. Bengsch Award honoree. Read on...
  4. Register to attend the 2018 Harold K. Bengsch Award

    Mar 26, 2018 - Mark Your Calendar: Second Annual Bengsch Award Reception April 6

    The public is invited to an award reception to honor the second recipient of the Harold K. Bengsch Award. Read on...
  5. Jon Mooney

    March 26, 2018 - Mooney named SGCHD Assistant Director

    Jon Mooney has been named Assistant Director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. Read on...
  6. Nominations open tomorrow for the 2018 Harold K. Bengsch Award.

    Jan 31, 2018 - Nominations open tomorrow for 2018 Harold K. Bengsch Award

    Nominations for the 2018 Harold K. Bengsch honoree open tomorrow, February 1. Read on...
  7. Flu

    Jan 10, 2018 - Flu is on the rise: where to go and how to prevent getting sick

    In light of increasing flu numbers, the area’s health care partners are taking a collaborative approach in communicating Care Options available to our community. Read on...
  8. Sick woman with a tissue and a thermometer

    Dec 28, 2017 - Climbing flu numbers prompt hospital visitor restrictions

    With confirmed flu cases continuing to climb in Greene County, our local healthcare community has opted to implement visitor restrictions to hospital facilities in our area. Read on...
  9. pit bull

    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...
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    Dec. 4, 2017 - Springfield named 25th in the country by Gallup in community ranking for exercise

    The Gallup organization has ranked Springfield 25th on its list of Communities with the Highest Rates of Regular Exercise. Read on...
  11. Healthy Living Alliance logo

    Nov 17, 2017 - Community Leaders Launch Mental Health Needs Assessment

    Today community leaders from across many sectors in Springfield came together to begin the process of a mental health needs assessment for our community. Read on...
  12. Movember - black mustache and text reads MovemberSGF.com

    Nov 7, 2017 - Movember aims to get men talking about their health in Springfield

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging the men of Springfield to grow a mustache for their health. Read on...
  13. Missouri Women&#39s Health Council

    Nov 3, 2017 - SGCHD Assistant Director named to Missouri Women's Health Council

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to represent Southwest Missouri as part of the Missouri Women's Health Council. Read on...
  14. WIC Nutrition

    Oct 19, 2017 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2018

    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...
  15. Sick woman with a tissue and a thermometer

    Oct. 13, 2017 - Flu season has begun. Now is the time to get a flu shot.

    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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    Oct. 10, 2017 - Clay Goddard named Springfield-Greene County director of health

    City Manager Greg Burris has appointed Assistant Director of Health Clay Goddard as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective Nov. 12. Read on...
  17. Kevin Gipson

    Oct. 6 - Director of Health announces retirement

    After 24 years serving at the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Director of Health Kevin Gipson today announces his intent to retire. Read on...
  18. Two yellow eggs, a teal bird, and the words Nest Partnership surrounded by the branches of a bird ne

    Community partners welcome the public to a housewarming party to unveil Nest Partnership

    Our neighbors and community members are invited to a housewarming party Tuesday, September 12 to formally unveil an innovative program called the Nest Partnership. Read on...
  19. Healthy Living Alliance logo

    Aug. 31, 2017 - Pharmacies begin data collection and prescriber registration opens for local PDMP

    September 1 marks a big day in the implementation of our community’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Read on...
  20. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    Aug. 29, 2017 - New measures in fight against opioid crisis take effect today

    Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services press release This past July, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into law new opioids legislation that goes into effect today, giving Missourians three new tools in the fight against this epidemic. Full Press Release
  21. pit bull

    Aug. 24, 2017 - First reading of pit bull ordinance delayed until Sept. 18

    At Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky’s request, the first reading and public hearing for an ordinance to further regulate pit bull ownership in the city of Springfield has been rescheduled from the Sept. 5 City Council meeting to the Sept. 18 meeting. Read on...
  22. Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - Springfield Kickoff

    July 12, 2017 - Springfield to host Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit: Springfield Kick-Off July 20

    Springfield has been chosen as the community to kick off a nine-city tour of Missouri to bring awareness to and spur action on the growing opioid epidemic in our state. Read on...
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    July 10, 2017 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program before City Council tonight

    A proposed ordinance to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program will be presented tonight to City Council in an effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic in our community. Read on...
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    June 29, 2017 - Health Department encourages food safety over holiday weekend

    1 in 6 people get sick from eating contaminated food each year in the US Read on...
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    May 26, 2017 - 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...
  26. Westside Public Health Center

    May 22, 2017 - Immunizations to move from Westside Public Health Center, new partnerships soon

    Starting May 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be moving immunization services from Westside Public Health Center in preparation for exciting new services to come. Read on...
  27. Flooding

    May 2, 2017 - Tips for Health and Safety After Flooding

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding. Read on...
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