We are here to serve the citizens of Shelby County by protecting and improving the health of the community, and preventing disease by providing surveillance, education and service programs. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the news that families who get their health insurance on Obamacare’s exchanges from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska or Medica could face an average premium rate increase of 35 percent next year.
Accordingly, the Wilkes Board of Health proposes to adopt the recommendations and guidelines for rabies postexposure management of dogs and cats specified by the National Association of Public Health Veterinarians in the 2016 edition of the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control (Part I.B.5: Postexposure Management).
The reason I call this revelation shocking is that I find it scandalous that an organization which is supposedly dedicated to fighting youth addiction to cigarettes would secretly lobby for legislation that protects cigarette companies’ profits by blocking public health efforts to prohibit the companies’ ability to use flavored cigarettes to attract and addict kids to smoking.
Community health centers are the best model of consumer directed health care and will nicely complement health promotion and preventive services at the health department,” said E. Benjamin Money, President and CEO of the NC Community Health Center Association.
Salisbury, MD (May 4, 2017) – Dennis R. Schrader, Secretary of Maryland’s health department, will attend a community forum on Monday, May 8, to present on the State’s desire to strengthen services and to make a greater community investment in Holly Center.