May is Mental Health Month

MHM 2016 Social Media Images-Twitter ProfileLincoln County Mental Health Coalition Encourages Individuals to Share #mentalillnessfeelslike and Invites County Residents to Attend a FREE Mental Health First Aid Training on May 19.

We often hear the clinical terms used by doctors and other professionals to identify the symptoms of mental illnesses…but if someone hasn’t gone through it, would they know how to recognize it? Continue Reading > >

Temporary Food Safety Education Program

food-safety0Receive $10 off your annual license by completing the temporary food safety education program self-study quiz! Are you ready to serve food at your event? Keeping food safe and sanitary in a temporary food stand can be a real challenge due to its unique conditions. The goal of the temporary food education program self-study course is to provide an opportunity for temporary food establishments to ensure that individuals handling, preparing and serving food have the basic knowledge and skills to minimize potential hazards and food borne illness. Continue Reading > >

National Infant Immunization Week, April 16 – April 23, 2016

NIIW 2016Parents agree that establishing schedules for eating and sleeping are important for keeping their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual event that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and the success of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

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Lincoln County Temporary Food Permits: Who Needs To Be Licensed?

Be food safe logoEach year, millions of people get sick from contaminated food. It takes several steps to get food to your dining room table. During any of those steps, contamination may happen and could potentially get people sick.

The Lincoln County Health Department views education as a tool that can help prevent foodborne illness. A part of this process involves those making and providing food to the public to obtain a permit through the county and have an annual inspection. The inspection will help to educate and ensure that the food we are all consuming is safe.

“It is a working relationship. We want to provide education to those establishments serving food to the public while also ensuring that the food put out is prepared, stored and served in a safe manner”, says Meghan Williams, Registered Environmental Health Specialist for Lincoln County. Continue Reading > >

County Health Rankings 2016

County Health RankingsThe County Health Rankings 2016 have been recently released. The Rankings are based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that, if improved, can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states.  The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights.

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