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Posted on: May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018- 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. This marks the start of two warm-weather surveillance programs: stream water testing and heat-related illness.Stream TestingTo provide inf...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: November 17, 2017

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

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Today community leaders from across many sectors in Springfield came together to begin the process of a mental health needs assessment for our community. 

The assessment will focus on the goals of improving the system of mental health and substanc...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2018

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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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