News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2019

Oct. 1, 2019 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2020

WIC Nutrition

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: September 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019 - Springfield Flu Coalition clinics begin next week

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

Opportunities for adults who are uninsured to get a no-cost flu shot begin next week. This is thanks to the Springfield Flu Coaliti...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

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

Hepatitis A

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is warning residents of an increase in Hepatitis A cases in recent weeks, and asking that the public be alert for signs and symptoms of the illness.

Since April of this year, there have been 25 cases of Hepat...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

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

Move Your Shoes Challenge

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging you to 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 competi...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019 - Vaccine available to combat statewide Hepatitis A outbreak

Springfield-Greene County Health Department | Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

As noted below, 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.

In addition to the at-risk populations listed in the new...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

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

Tobacco Twenty-One

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.

On Monday, July 15, Springfield City Council unanimously voted to approve the ordinance which had first been...

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Posted on: June 1, 2019

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

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Public Health Advisory

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, and Mercy Springfield are working together to investigate two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease reported since late-April among individua...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 - Stream Testing, Heat Illness Surveillance Begins for Summer

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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.

Stream Testing

To provide inf...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Apr 3, 2019 - Results of Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment to be Announced

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Community leaders from across many sectors in Springfield came together during a 15-month process to assess the needs, challenges and opportunities surrounding mental health and substance abuse in our community.

Along the way, a difficult reality emerged—G...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Apr 1, 2019 - Health Department unveils new logo

Springfield-Greene County Health

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has been around for over 140 years. In that time, public health and the Springfield and Greene County community have shifted and grown immensely, and we have grown along with them.

Over the last five years, w...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

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

2019 Harold K. Bengsch Award Honoree: Commissioner Peggy Davis

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. 

 

The pu...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mar. 25, 2019 - Springfield-Greene County Health Department starts daily pollen counts

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Pollen abounds as spring has certainly begun in the Ozarks. 

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

Both mold and tree pol...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

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

Flu

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.

For the week of February 15, 744 lab-confirm...

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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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