What is a community health assessment and why is it important to our county? Community health assessment is a systematic examination of the health status indicators for a given population that is used to identify key problems and assets is our community. The ultimate goal of our community health assessment is to develop strategies to address our community's health needs and identified issues. Read about Putnam County's community health assessment here.
Effective March 1, 2011, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has implemented new guidelines on requesting birth and death certificates. Please note, that you are now required to provide proof of identification when requesting a copy of such record. You may still obtain a birth or death record from our office. Print an application here and bring it into our office.
*The health department offers confidential STD testing in our office.
*The health department and the ACIP encourage all persons not vaccinated with Tdap to receive one dose as soon as possible.
*The health department works with the PC Sheriff's office to encourage people to turn in their expired medications safely.
*The health department can provide newborn baby home visits after hospital discharge.
*The health department offers free child safety seat inspections and assistance with installation.
The Putnam County Health Department wants you to have a safe Independence Day celebration this week. Residents and visitors are stocking up on fireworks to add to the fun and excitement. However, spending some time in the emergency room on this holiday weekend may put a damper on your plans. Fireworks- related injuries are most common on July 4th and in some cases even death may occur. Burns, contusions, lacerations, and foreign objects in the eyes can all be results of improper firework safety handling. The most injured body part by fireworks is the hands and fingers, about 36% of the time, and the head and neck area, about 22% of the time. Proper firework handling techniques are vital to your safety this holiday season.
Some safe firework handling tips are:
For more information visit www.cpsc.gov
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