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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!

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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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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Dec. 5, 2018 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2019

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: 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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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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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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