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Hispanic Helath Fair Hispanic health fair Nov. 6
A health fair aimed at providing the local Hispanic community with opportunities to take part in health screenings and attain critical health information takes place Nov. 6. Garfield County Public Health is sponsoring the event, which runs from 8 a.m. until noon at the Basalt High School gym. Screenings for high blood pressure, breast cancer, and hearing issues are offered, and cardiac risk assessments, adult flu vaccinations, and more will be available, some at a cost.
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nurse and little girl Walk-in flu clinics
Garfield County Public Health is offering flu shot clinics during the month of October. The clinics will be held in Glenwood Springs, Rifle, and Carbondale, and are open to the public with no appointments needed.
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press release-|


Fruits and vegetables for families
Double Up Food Bucks program expands the amount of fruits and vegetables recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) can purchase.
A large statewide partnership received a grant for the program.

Double Up Food Bucks program-|
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goco logoGold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens flour recalled due to verified E. coli O121 contamination
Federal Drug Administration (FDA) gene sequencing on E. coli obtained from a flour sample links the outbreak to the General Mills flour recall. The outbreak sickened 38 people in 20 states between December 21, 2015 and May 3, 2016.

If you have any of the products listed below, throw it away. Consumers with additional questions, or who wish to request a replacement, may contact the company at 800-230-8103.
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ph weekNational Public Health week
To create the healthiest nation, we all need to start by pledging to take two steps: creating a healthy me and creating a healthy we. It is only when we come together that we are strong enough to create the healthiest nation in one generation. Learn more about how Public Health helps to improve the health of the community as we celebrate National Public Health Week during the month of April.

Creating a healthy me- We promise to make healthy choices that improve our health and set an example for our family and friends.

Creating a healthy we- Everyone deserves the opportunity for a long and healthy life. We promise to support efforts to improve the social and environmental factors that affect everyone's health and limit the ability for many people to make healthy choices.
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goco logo LiveWell awarded grant
LiveWell Garfield County is a new pilot community for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and will receive a $75,000 Inspire Initiative grant, focusing on getting kids off the couch and out the door.
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Oil and Gas Health Information and Response Program
A new Oil and Gas Health Information and Response Program responds to citizen's health concerns related to oil and gas development and production. It is a program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The public can utilize a call-line, which comes through the COHELP line at 303-389-1687, or via a self-referral website form.
The website also contains a frequently asked questions page on the program.
program website-|

Oil and Gas Health Information and Response Program
girls on swings Health Risk Assessment
A Health Risk Assessment prepared by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows a decreasing potential for cancer risk and non-cancer risk from air monitoring samples in Garfield County collected from 2008-12.
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Hantavirus case
Garfield County Public Health is working with CDPHE to investigate a recent case of hantavirus in western Garfield County. Last year, a Silt resident also contracted hantavirus, and the mortality rate is nearly 40 percent.
Press release-|

Hantavirus-|
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girls on swings Public Health wins grant
Garfield County Public Health will receive a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program. The grant awards $190,000 annually for three years.hepatitis C testing is available with Garfield County Public Health. Call for an appointment in Glenwood Springs, 970-945-6614 or Rifle, 970-625-5200.
press release-|

Enterovirus-D68
Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory has confirmed 19 of 25 specimens submitted by Children's Hospital Colorado tested positive for enterovirus-D68, an uncommon respiratory virus. Investigation is ongoing.
CDPHE statement-|
CDC info-|
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Live Well Garfield CountyLiveWell
The LiveWell Garfield County Coalition will bring together community resources to promote affordable access to and education about healthy eating and active living, to reduce the burden of obesity-created chronic disease, for all who live, work, learn, and play in Garfield County.
Plan Guiding Principles and Early Implementation-|      LiveWell-|      mini grants-|

2-1-1 program
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up here.
2-1-1 website-|
hepc testing

hepc testing Hepatitis C testing
If you were born between 1945 and 1965, have ever injected drugs, received blood products before 1992 or had a sexual partner who is hepatitis C positive, you are at risk for hepatitis C. Free hepatitis C testing is available with Garfield County Public Health. Call for an appointment in Glenwood Springs, 970-945-6614 or Rifle, 970-625-5200.
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Live Well group Health assistance
Connect for Health Colorado offers individuals, families and small employers an online marketplace for health insurance and exclusive access to up-front financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs.    information-|

Whooping cough outbreak
Garfield County has reached 20 confirmed cases of whooping cough. Tdap immunizations are offered at GCPH offices in Glenwood Springs and Rifle for adults and children ages 10 and older.
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pertussis facts-|
immunize for good-|


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment alerted the public to an epidemic number of pertussis cases in Colorado last fall and in December, and urges Coloradans to get vaccinated. more-|     
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Roaring Fork River Public Health Improvement Plan
Garfield County Public Health Department has developed a five-year plan to provide a framework for expansion as well as focus on the county's public health needs. The plan was developed with the Colorado Health Assessment and Planning Systems and the assistance of multiple stakeholders.
Improvement plan-|      

what's new
10/17/16 Hispanic health fair Nov. 6-|
10/11/16 Health officials urging flu shots over nasal mist-|
8/16/16 LiveWell fall mini-grant deadline announced
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10/3/16 Food Safety classes
7/12/16 Double Up Food Bucks program
6/1/16 Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour recalled due to possible E. coli O121 contamination
5/19/16 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowers health advisory levels for certain Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in drinking water
1/28/16 Spring mini grant deadline
1/20/16 County promotes radon awareness
12/21/15 Public Health receives funding - NACCHO
11/21/15 2015 Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
10/21/15 Oil and Gas Health Information and Response Program
10/20/15 Protect yourself and the community from the flu
10/19/15 Health assessment finds decreased potential cancer risk in air
9/23/15 LiveWell mini-grants awarded
9/14/15 - Colorado syphilis cases increased from 2014 to 2015
9/14/15 - Colorado childhood obesity rates unchanged in past decade
8/12/15 - WIC keeping children strong and able to achieve
9/1/15 - Fall Mini-grant deadline
7/27/15 - School starts soon - is your child fully vaccinated?
7/8/15 - Mesa County reports first diagnosed human case of West Nile virus this year
6/24/15 - Tularemia cases in Colorado this year
6/4/15 - Free Radon Mitigation class
4/24/15 Connect for Health Colorado event
4/21/15 CDPHE receives 2015 Clean Air Excellence Award
5/2/15 Connect for Health Colorado event
4/15/15 New immunization rules approved
4/8/15 Food handler class in Rifle
3/19/15 Live poultry can carry Salmonella
3/17/15 Garfield County to receive major grant funding from CDPHE
3/11/15 DOI determines special enrollment period not required
2/9/15 Free preventing sexual abuse parenting class 2/26
2/6/2015 LiveWell Program offers spring mini-grants
12/10/2014 Colorado still the least obese state
11/24/14 CDPHE Medical marijuana research grants 10/31/14 Flu information
10/16/14 Ebola precautions
10/1/14 CDPHE reminds small game hunters of rising tularemia risk
8/21/14 Swimming area closes at Harvey Gap
8/6/14 Garfield County appoints new Environmental Health Manager
6/27/14 West Nile virus
5/28/14 CDPHE hantavirus precautions
5/20/14 LiveWell Garfield County awards mini grants
4/18/14 Hantavirus case prompts call for citizen precautions
3/13/14 Community Strategic Plan
2/28/14 Free Hepatitis C testing
2/21/14 2013 Annual Report
12/10/13 Tdap vaccination clinic for students
11/15/13 New Castle flu clinic
11/13/13 Garfield County whooping cough cases reach 26 in 2013
11/12/13 New online resource for parents on teen driving laws
10/9/2013 Colorado WIC possible shutdown
9/20/13 Sept 28 & October - 2013 Flu vaccine clinics
9/16/13 CSU Air emissions study update
9/5/13 Tularemia - "rabbit fever" human risk
9/4/13 Flu immunizations
8/28/13 Weld County death - West Nile Virus
7/17/13 West Nile presence
7/10/13 CDC investigates 143 cases of Hepatitis A
7/3/13 Garfield County reports 20 confirmed whooping cough cases
7/5/13 Federal government declares drought disaster for 38 Colorado counties
6/20/13 CDC investigates 118 cases of Hepatitis A
6/4/13 Hepatitis A cases increase to 49
6/3/13 Garfield County whooping cough cases reaches 16
5/23/13 Mandate reserves federally funded vaccines for uninsured
4/26/13 Mary Meisner retirement open house
4/15/13 New public health director appointed
4/9/13 Whooping cough outbreak
3/7/13 Planned burn at entrance to Rifle
1/11/13 Late season flu vaccinations available
11/16/12 Suicide prevention
9/21/12 Flu clinics in Garfield County during October and November
8/31/12 Whooping cough epidemic information
8/1/12 - Protection against West Nile Virus
3/21/12 Hantavirus warning in Garfield County
10/25/11 Mother lost son to flu
8/2/11 Hepatitis press release / short version

 
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Mission
Garfield County Public Health Department - working to promote health and prevent disease.

Vision
Our vision is that residents of Garfield County will have access to resources that promote optimal health, safety and well-being.

Standards
The Garfield County Public Health Department is committed to the highest standards of health for individuals and communities.


Program and services
     •  Blood pressure screenings
     •  Car seat checks
     •  Communicable disease surveillance
     •  Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Medicaid clients (EPSDT)
     •  Environmental health
     •  Health care program for children with special needs (HCP)
     •  Health education
     •  Immunizations for children and adults
     •  Prenatal case management
     •  Tobacco prevention
     •  Travel vaccinations
     •  Women, Infants and Children nutritional supplement program (WIC)

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