- Health Department to observe National Public Health Week - March 25, 2013
- Pike County Health Department WIC Clinic is 'Breastfeeding-Friendly' - December 13, 2012
- Pike County Health Department Receives Grant From Missouri Foundation for Health - Dec. 11, 2012
Once again this year, the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice will celebrate National Public Health Week, April 1-5, 2013. This year’s theme is “Public Health: A Wise Investment. Saves Lives, Saves Money.” Each day will have a theme that staff will be observing.
Public Health staff will be offering a wide variety of services, education, and giveaways both at the Health Department office, throughout the community and at local schools.
December 13, 2012...The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program at Pike County Health Department has been designated as a "Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic" by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services WIC and Nutrition Services. The WIC program at Pike County Health Department, serves an average of 525 participants each month by helping to provide healthy food and nutrition education to women and their children.
Only 27 local WIC agencies out of a total of 112 received the designation of “Breastfeeding Friendly.” The designation is based on facility requirements and staff support. Facility requirements include a private breastfeeding room and educational-promotional materials portraying breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding. Additionally, all staff must have a positive attitude toward breastfeeding and encourage breastfeeding as the normal feeding choice for infants.
December 11, 2012...The Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice Agency recently received a capacity building grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH)*. The grant award is for an eight month period and is in the amount of $20,000. The funds will be used to employ the services of a consultant to assist in the process of choosing an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system to fit agency needs and budget. A percentage of the funds will be spent on EHR software.
"Having received funding from the MFH in 2010 for a Strategic Plan, we are now ready to move forward with our goal to ‘maximize an electronic record system’ to become web-based and more efficient," says Justin Selle, agency administrator.