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    June 16, 2017 - Health Department warns of risk of heat illness for people and their pets

    Springfield Animal Control had 29 reports of animals in hot cars since June 1. Read on...
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    June 6, 2017 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program ordinance sent to City Council

    An ordinance to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program will go forward to the full City Council in an effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic in our community and country. 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...
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    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...
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    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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    April 7, 2017:Rogers,Bengsch honored at inaugural reception for Harold K. Bengsch Award

    Community leaders from across the spectrum of public health gathered at Jordan Valley Community Health Center Friday to honor Dr. J. T. Rogers as the first-ever winner of the Harold K. Bengsch Award for Public Health Collaboration. Read on...
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    Apr 3, 2017 - Health Department Announces Dr. J.T. Rogers as Inaugural Winner of Bengsch Award

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce that the first-ever winner of the Harold K. Bengsch Award is Dr. J. T. Rogers. Read on...
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    Mar 7, 2017 - Health Department continues mental health and substance abuse research efforts

    Assistant Director part of national group seeking to better understand mental health and substance abuse as public health issues Read on...
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    Feb 6, 2017 - Announcing Harold K. Bengsch award honoring leadership in public health collaboration

    Perhaps no single individual has had a greater impact on public health in Greene County than Harold K. Bengsch. Read on...
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    Nov 30, 2016 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2017

    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...