Healthy People, Healthy Places JCPH is proud to announce the release of its community health assessment, Healthy People, Healthy Places. The report provides a comprehensive comprehensive look at the overall health status of our County. Join us as we launch the profile on May 23, 2013. View Executive Summary >> Website >> invitation (espanol)
Women . . . It's your time! National Women's Health Week is May 12-18. The week empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take five simple steps to improve health and lower risks of certain diseases: • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings. • Get active. • Eat healthy. • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress. • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and texting while driving.
World No Tobacco Day May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day! This is an annual day of observance that highlights health risks caused by tobacco use and encourages advocacy for policies that will reduce tobacco use. Jefferson County Public Health joins the World Health Organization in taking a global stand against tobacco and asks that your business or organization make a commitment to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Preventing Teen Pregnancy May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. JCPH would like to remind all of its residents that the best way to prevent teen pregnancy is through education. Learn more about our teen services, get brochures and rescources by visiting our teen health page.
Spring Cleaning and Hantavirus Spring season is often a time for cleaning, which is why Jefferson County Public Health reminds everyone that here are some important steps to take to protect against the respiratory disease, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. Mice droppings can carry this virus! Visit our Hantavirus page for more information.
Asthma and Allergies Awareness The quality of your indoor air can affect your health. Radon gas and second-hand smoke are not the only things that can contaminate the air you breathe. Dust mites, pet dander, pollens and mold can creep into your home and workplace, creating allergies and even asthma. Our Environmental Health Services page can give you more infomation about indoor air quality!
Jefferson County Public Health Nutrition Services has organized three produce and health fairs again this year for low-income residents and seniors who may not otherwise have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Last year the JCPH Produce and Health Fairs distributed food and information to over 1,980 households in Jefferson County. Click here to get fair locations and times.
10 Winnable Battles
The 10 Winnable Battles are public health and environmental priorities with large-scale impact on health and the environment, and with known, effective strategies to address them. JCPH selected the winnable battles as the topic for its 2011 Annual Report. For more information, please visit our web page: JCPH Winnable Battles >>poster