Posted on: July 12, 2017

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

Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit - Springfield Kickoff

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. 

The Missouri Opioid Crisis Summit is being led by Missouri Department of Heal...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program before City Council tonight

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PDMP designed to combat opioid epidemic

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.

Missouri is the only state in the...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 - Health Department encourages food safety over holiday weekend

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1 in 6 people get sick from eating contaminated food each year in the US

With the 4th of July holiday coming up, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community about summer health and safety tips.

Food consumed in a private home ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

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

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

Springfield Animal Control had 29 reports of animals in hot cars since June 1

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community of the dangers of heat illness for both people and pets during this year’s first heat wave.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program ordinance sent to City Council

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PDMP designed to combat opioid epidemic 

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.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2017

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

Westside Public Health Center

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.

Westside, located at 660 S. Scenic, has been the immunization center ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2017

May 26, 2017 - 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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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2017

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

Flooding

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding. Floodwater can contain contaminants and unseen hazards. Caution should be exercised with anything touched...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Apr 3, 2017 - Health Department Announces Dr. J.T. Rogers as Inaugural Winner of Bengsch Award

Dr. J.T. Rogers

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.

This year, SGCHD developed the Harold K. Bengsch Award to honor Bengsch—the department’s...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Mar 7, 2017 - Health Department continues mental health and substance abuse research efforts

Clay Goddard

Assistant Director of Health Clay Goddard has been named to a cohort of state, tribal and local public health representatives in an eight-month training and technical assistance program on mental health and substance abuse.

Only 40 people in the country ar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Feb 6, 2017 - Announcing Harold K. Bengsch award honoring leadership in public health collaboration

Photo of Harold K. Bengsch. Text to the left of photo reads--nominations open for the 2017 Harold K. Bengsch Award.

Perhaps no single individual has had a greater impact on public health in Greene County than Harold K. Bengsch. 

Bengsch worked for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for 45 years, serving as director for 20 years, before retiring in ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2017

WIC Nutrition

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received word that 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 a...

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