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Posted on: February 1, 2019

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

Nominations open for the 2019 Harold K. Bengsch Award

Nominations for the 2019 Harold K. Bengsch honoree are now open.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages nominations of individuals from across all fields of public health and a range of career paths, including: service in local leadersh...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Dec. 5, 2018 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2019

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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) at the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for another year. The...

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Posted on: December 24, 2018

WIC is open!

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Although the federal government shutdown has been announced, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, will remain in operation in Missouri. The Springfield-Greene County WIC program has been notified that there is...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Oct. 2, 2018 - Health Department earns National Accreditation

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce that it has been nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board.

The years-long process was rigorous and thorough in its peer review of SGCHD through 12 domains of pu...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Sept. 28, 2018 - Springfield Flu Coalition clinics begin next week.

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Flu season has officially begun, and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine.

The reporting of Greene County flu statistics begins next week, as does the start of Springfield Flu Coalition’s no-cost vaccination cl...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

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

Steve Edwards (left) sits with Harold Bengsch at the Second Annual Harold K. 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.More than 60 people attended the r...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018 - CoxHealth President and CEO named Bengsch Award honoree

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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.

 

The public is invited to an award reception in his honor on April 6 at 3 p.m. in t...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018 - Mooney named SGCHD Assistant Director

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Jon Mooney has been named Assistant Director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

Mooney began his career with SGCHD in May 2013 as the Administrator for Chronic Disease Prevention. In his nearly five-year tenure here, Mooney has been a key ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Dec. 11, 2017 - City Council to consider repeal of future pit bull ban or refer to a citizen vote

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is anticipated that City Council will make a decision at the Dec. 11 meeting to either repeal General Ordinance No. 6397 (approved on Oct. 2, 2017 establishing a future ban on pit bull dogs) or submit to voters a question of whethe...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Gallup organization has ranked Springfield 25th on its list of Communities with the Highest Rates of Regular Exercise.

The study conducted is an addition to the State of American: Well Being series. On the 2016 Community R...

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