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Lincoln County Health Department celebrates National Public Health Week

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

PHLogoLincoln County Health Department invites county residents to visit the health department building at 5 Health Department Drive in Troy, during National Public Health Week.

The theme of this year’s celebration, from April 4-10, is “Healthy Missouri 2030:  Making Communities Stronger.”

Creating a healthy, strong community starts with it’s residents and the Lincoln County Health Department is here to help
Each day, the Health Department will be hosting “Ask the Administrator.”

Residents are invited to enjoy coffee and cookies with Administrator Brett Siefert, talk about public health questions and learn more about the department’s efforts in Lincoln County.

“Ask the Administrator” sessions will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Health Department staff will be doing free blood pressure tests Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis.  Staff will also be waiting to talk with visitors in the lobby of the Health Department to answer public health questions on a different topic each day:

Monday:  Water testing, food inspections, and environmental issues
Tuesday: Nutritionists, healthy eating, and the WIC program
Wednesday: Children and adult dental program
Thursday: Immunizations and Zika, Flu, and infectious diseases
Friday: Safety and injury prevention (FREE children’s bike helmets – while supplies last!)

Held the first full week of April each year, the purpose of National Public Health Week is to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. National Public Health Week is an effort of the American Public Health Association.    Learn more at http://www.nphw.org.