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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

08/18/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:35

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program Workshops will be offered September 7, 2016 through October 12, 2016 at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department. The program will be held 9:00...

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Thank You Comtrea Dental

08/18/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:36

Thank You Comtrea Dental

Thank you Comtrea Dental for providing much needed services to our residents who are under served for dental care in our community. A special thank you to Sandy Lee Holifield, Sandy...

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2016 National Immunization Month

08/18/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:36

2016 National Immunization Month

It is National Immunization Awareness Month! Vaccines protect you and your family. We are ready to help keep everyone up to date on their immunizations

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September First Aid Class Scheduled

08/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:34

September First Aid Class Scheduled

The Health Department will be offering a First Aid class to the public on September 16, 2016 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. This course is for anyone with limited...

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September CPR Class Scheduled

08/18/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:34

September CPR Class Scheduled

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on September 14, 2016 from 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm. This course...

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Anything Dangerous in Your Garage?

08/04/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:55

Anything Dangerous in Your Garage?

There *may* be room for a car among the bicycles, ladders, holiday decorations, hoses, tools and equipment, leftover home improvement supplies, birdseed, paint cans, toys, car maintenance and lawn care...

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Health Department WIC Staff Earn National Recognit…

08/04/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:67

Health Department WIC Staff Earn National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awards eight Mountain Plains Region local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...

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Passports Applications Available at Health Departm…

08/02/2016 (Lee Jacobs, Passport Agent) Hits:63

Passports Applications Available at Health Department

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. United States citizens planning international travel may now apply for their passports...

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Join the Active Arthritis Exercise Class

08/02/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:55

Join the Active Arthritis Exercise Class

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is offering an Arthritis Exercise Class every Tuesday and every Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the lower level of the health department....

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Taste Changes as We Age

08/02/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:59

Taste Changes as We Age

It is no secret that the way we eat and how active we are has a lot to do with our biological age. Smart food choices and active living today...

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How Cancer Relates to Smoking

08/02/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:77

How Cancer Relates to Smoking

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.  It kills more than 480,000 Americans each year.  It causes immediate damage which often leads to...

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Reminder! Time for Back to School Immunizations

07/29/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:88

Reminder! Time for Back to School Immunizations

Don't forget to put school immunizations on your back to school list this year. Our office will be closed on the August 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m....

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Hiring Facilities Maintenance Position

07/29/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:72

Hiring Facilities Maintenance Position

The Health Department is looking to hire a part time facility maintenance staff person to perform general maintenance duties on an as needed basis. Pay is hourly. Please send employment...

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Chronic Disease Management Classes

07/25/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:77

Chronic Disease Management Classes

Living Well with Chronic Conditions ProgramWorkshops will be offered September 7, 2016 through October 12, 2016 at the Ste Genevieve County Health Department. The program will be held 9:00 am...

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Importance of Calcium

07/15/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:105

Importance of Calcium

Calcium is an important mineral that not only helps to strengthen your teeth and bones, it also helps your nerves and muscles function properly.  Calcium is not something that your...

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A1C Testing for Diabetes Diagnosis

07/15/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:112

A1C Testing for Diabetes Diagnosis

Are you diabetic?  Are you at risk of becoming diabetic?  A simple test could let you know.  If you are in the early stages of Type II diabetes, small changes...

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The Health Effects of Tobacco Use on Pregnancy

07/15/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:101

The Health Effects of Tobacco Use on Pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most common preventable causes of pregnancy complications and death among infants.  Women who quit smoking before or during pregnancy reduce their risk for...

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2016 Teen CERT Graduates

07/15/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:112

2016 Teen CERT Graduates

Congratulations to our 2016 Teen CERT graduates. You all did an awesome job in the class. A special thank you to our voulnteer victims. We could not do this class...

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Congratulations to the WIC Staff!

07/11/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:119

Congratulations to the WIC Staff!

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department WIC agency has been awarded the distinction of Breastfeeding Friendly WIC clinic for the third year in a row. Congratulations to Lee Jacobs, Paula...

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8th and 9th Traveler From Missouri Infected with Z…

07/08/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:110

8th and 9th Traveler From Missouri Infected with Zika Virus

Tests confirm eighth and ninth travelers infected with Zika virus The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two additional cases of Zika virus both in non-pregnant females. One travelled...

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Outdoor Cooking Safety

07/08/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:113

Outdoor Cooking Safety

Whether you are cooking in your own backyard, at a picnic area or in a campground, being aware of outdoor cooking safety practices and procedures will help to ensure that...

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Adult CERT Class Offered in August

07/30/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:107

Adult CERT Class Offered in August

Adult Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be held August 23rd, August 30th, September 6, and September 13th, 2016 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Ste. Genevieve...

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Breastfeeding Booth Available at the County Fair

07/08/2016 (Brittany Killian, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor) Hits:119

Breastfeeding Booth Available at the County Fair

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will have our Breastfeeding Booth at the Ste Gen Fair this weekend! It will be located in the youth building so you'll have a...

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Dental Event for Kids and Adults

07/29/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:125

Dental Event for Kids and Adults

The SGCHD will be hosting a dental event with Comtrea Dental Services for children and adults without dental insurance, or who have Medicaid Insurance August 8th, through August 12th from...

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Open Position Facility Maintenance

06/30/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:122

Open Position Facility Maintenance

The Health Department is looking to hire a part time facility maintenance staff person to perfom general maintenane duties on an as needed basis. Pay is hourly. Please send employment...

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Tetanus: Make Sure your Family is Protected

06/28/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:119

Tetanus: Make Sure your Family is Protected

Three people's feet in grassMake sure your family is up to date with their tetanus vaccine so they are protected against this serious infection commonly known as "lockjaw." The bacteria...

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Pet Friendly Environment Makes for a Positive Work…

06/28/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:124

Pet Friendly Environment Makes for a Positive Workplace

A survey conducted by the Banfield Pet Hospital found that pet-friendly workplaces are viewed as highly positive, help boost morale and contribute to talent retention. The employees surveyed also agreed...

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Heat Exhaustion - Know the Signs

06/16/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:146

Heat Exhaustion - Know the Signs

Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to an excessive loss of the water and salt contained in sweat. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high...

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Whooping Cough

06/10/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:167

Whooping Cough

Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages. It is especially serious for babies under one year old. People with whooping...

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Keep Hydrated!

06/10/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:153

Keep Hydrated!

Drink more water! Water should be a large part of any diet.  It is readily available with no preparation or leg work required.  It is an extremely important weight loss factor. ...

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Heat Advisory

06/16/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:162

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory effective from noon to 7 pm, Thursday, June 16, 2016 for the following MO counties: Boone, Callaway, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade,...

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Tests confirm two travelers infected with Zika vir…

06/10/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:145

Tests confirm two travelers infected with Zika virus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two additional cases of Zika virus. One case is a male Missouri resident who had travelled to the Dominican Republic. Another...

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Stop Smoking and Start Repairing

06/10/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:142

Stop Smoking and Start Repairing

It is possible to reverse the effects of smoking and to improve health. Once a person begins smoking they do damage to their body and others who breathe in their...

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Community Foundation Grant Award 2016

05/20/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Specialist) Hits:198

Community Foundation Grant Award 2016

The Health Department appreciates the receipt of funding from The Ste Genevieve Community Foundation for the installation of ADA openers for the front entrance doors of the building. The project...

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Free Teen CERT Class This Summer 2016

05/20/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:197

Free Teen CERT Class This Summer 2016

The SGC Health Department will be offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for teens this summer. Registration is now open for a class that is forming to run...

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Community Services Grant Awards

05/20/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:217

Community Services Grant Awards

The Health Department greatly appreciates To the Community Service Forum for their donation to the Stay Well In School Program for all the students in our county for school flu immunizations....

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

05/20/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:184

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is a condition that affects your joints, the places in your body where two bones meet, like elbows, shoulders, and knees. People with arthritis can feel pain and stiffness...

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Happy Nurse's Week!!

05/05/2016 () Hits:243

Happy Nurse's Week!!

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WIC Staff Achievement Award

05/02/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:235

WIC Staff Achievement Award

Congratulations to our WIC staff for being awarded the WIC "Over Achievers" Award presented to agencies who contact over 75% of their breastfeeding mom's each month. Pictured left to right...

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MMR Outbreak!

04/29/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:239

MMR Outbreak!

A measles outbreak is now ongoing in Tennessee.  The cases are widely diverse in the ages of those affected. Measles can infect anyone who has not been fully vaccinated or...

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