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OCTOBER IS HEALTH LITERACY MONTH! The theme this year is "Be A Health Literacy Hero". For information on health literacy and things YOU can do to help these Health Literacy Heroes visit www.healthliteracymonth.org
DID YOU KNOW THAT EACH YEAR there are 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrhea? Diarrhea may be a minor invoncenience in some places, but in many countries it kills. But there is good news! The simple act of handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal disease by up to 47%. Please join us in celebrating Global Handwashing Day on October 15. Share how handwashing can save lives and learn more at www.globalhandwashing.org
THE LENAWEE HEALTH NETWORK AND PROMEDICA BIXBY HOSPITAL have partnered with local farmers markets and local producers to bring nutritious fresh produce to our community from the Veggie Mobile! For more information please click here
IT'S NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH! The end of bullying begins with you. Click here to register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying. Add your name to the digital "The End of Bullying Begins With Me" Petition and to see many other ways that you can show your support and take a stand against bullying.
THE LENAWEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT offers FREE breast and cervical screenings and mammograms for those who are ages 40-64 and who meet the guidelines. To find out more information or schedule an appointment please call Kelli at (517) 264-5235.
OCTOBER IS A MONTH FULL OF FOOTBALL AND TAILGATING! For some awsome food safety tips click here
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS! Today is the last day of National Mental Health Awareness Week and is recognized as World Mental Health Day! For more information visit the World Federation for Mental Health website at www.wfmh.org.
THE NEXT MANAGER CERTIFICATION training class is October 28th. For more information please click here
DO1THING EVERY MONTH TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES. This month's goal is being able to safely meet your basic needs during an electrical outage. Do your kids know where to find flashlights in a power outage? To sign up today click here
The health department has the following open positions:
*Public Health Nurse Supervisor
*Sanitarian I or Registered Sanitarian
For more information please click here
FOOD HANDLER'S CLASS
Each food handler working in a facility licensed by the Lenawee County Health Department is required to have a current Food Handler Education Card. The next Food Handler Class is October 21st at 2 pm; pre-registration is recommended. For more information call (517) 254-5213 or click here for the 2015 schedule of classes
FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER OF MICHIGAN .... is dedicated to quality and excellence in providing comprehensive, cost-effective primary and preventive health care, regardless of age, ethnic background, or ability to pay. Call (517) 263-1800 for more information
LENAWEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
1040 S Winter St., Suite 2328
Adrian, MI 49221
Martha Hall, Health Officer
Teresa Bacon, Administrative Aide