Public Health Blog
RFP for Homeless Housing Funds - Posted at: 12/4/2013 8:27:19 AM
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services is announcing a request for proposals for Homeless Housing funds collected and to be distributed in accordance with RCW 43.185C.050. These dollars shall be used to reduce homelessness in Lewis County.
Proposals must be for activities outlined in the Lewis County Ten Year Plan to Reduce Homelessness. Proposals must demonstrate ability to provide the services. Homeless Housing funds may not be used to supplant current projects and expenses. RFP Letter, RFP, RFP Information
Water Supplies and Group B Public Water Systems - Posted at: 12/2/2013 8:36:34 AM
County Code Proposal Summary
The Group B Water System Committee reviewed WAC 246-291 (Rule) that becomes effective January 1, 2014. What follows is a Summary of the major changes in the Rule and the Committee’s proposed revisions that are recommended for adoption into a local county code. In addition you will find a brief discussion of the basis for the recommendations.
Flu Clinics for 2013/2014 - Posted at: 10/9/2013 8:22:22 AM
Wondering where you can get a flu shot in Lewis County? A list of Flu clinics is available for your information.
RFQ - Veterans Benefit Specialist - Posted at: 7/31/2013 3:28:41 PM
Summer Homeless Connect Event August 1, 2013 - Posted at: 7/11/2013 10:23:40 AM
There will be a Summer Homeless Connect Event in Centralia on August 1, 2013 Flyer
RFP - Chemical Dependency - Mental Health – Therapeutic Courts (CD-MH-TC) - Posted at: 7/10/2013 10:04:21 AM
The Lewis County CD-MH-TC Sales Tax Advisory Board is seeking qualified public, non-profit, for profit, and private contractors to submit proposals to provide one or more of the following priority services:
- Chemical Abuse/Dependency Treatment
- Mental Health Treatment
- Programs to support the prevention, early identification, and intervention of mental illness and chemical abuse or dependence.
The total amount to be awarded for this RFP will not exceed $300,000.00.
The goals of this request for proposals are to establish services in Lewis County which, individually or together:
- Reduce the impact of substance abuse and untreated mental illness on the community,
- Lessen the burden of these problems that is borne by the justice system, emergency medical services, and
- Move people into needed treatment and recovery oriented services.
An informational session will be held July 30th at the Sheriff’s Training Room from 3:00-5:00. Proposals for funding are due August 27, 2013.
No Food Worker Class on May 28, 2013 - Posted at: 5/15/2013 4:43:59 PM
Notice: The Food Worker Class scheduled for May 28, 2013 has been canceled.
No Food Worker Class on July 4, 2013 - Posted at: 5/6/2013 4:47:14 PM
There will not be an evening food worker class on July 4, 2013. Instead, the evening class for July will be held the second Thursday of the month, July 11, 2013, at 6:00 pm.
April 2013 Declared Public Health Month - Posted at: 4/4/2013 2:50:14 PM
The Lewis County Board of Health Proclaimed April 2013 as Public Health Month. Lewis County Public Health & Social Services strives to promote, enhance, and protect the health and well-being of our community through partnerships, education, and prevention services.
APHA honors National Public Health Week 2013 with a video outlining the return on investment of prevention and public health funding
If You Are Uninsured and Over 19 You May Receive a Free Whooping Cough Shot (Tdap) - Posted at: 5/8/2012 8:10:56 AM
If you are over 19 years old and uninsured, you may receive a free Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine at the Public Health & Social Services Department - 3rd floor. Hours are 9:00 - noon and 1:30 - 4:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Adults with health insurance are encouraged to get their Tdap vaccination at their Physician's office or a retail pharmacy. More information on Whooping Cough.
The Washington State Department of Health has developed a YouTube video on Whooping Cough. It is titled, Surround your Baby with Protection - Get Vaccinated. The Video is in both English and Spanish. Please take a moment to view this short informative video.
Stay Safe When the Power Goes Out - Posted at: 1/20/2012 10:20:53 AM
Recent weather has led to power outages in some parts of Lewis County. Lewis County Public Health & Social Services advises all residents to take steps to stay safe and avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and food poisoning. See attached News Release.
Public Health Food Worker Classes - Posted at: 1/4/2012 8:39:48 AM
Food worker classes are held in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Lewis County Public Health Building (360 NW North Street, Chehalis) Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am and the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm. Click here for more details.
Study guides are available on the third floor of the Public Health Building for $2.00 or on the DOH Website.
Request for Proposal (RFP) for Adult Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Services - Posted at: 12/16/2011 3:37:33 PM
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services is seeking qualified providers for outpatient chemical dependency treatment services. The Request for Proposal (RFP) and related documents can be accessed by clicking on the link(s) below. If you are unable to access these documents and wish to receive a copy please contact Tara Smith at (360) 740-1418. Proposals are due by 3pm Friday January 27, 2012 with services estimated to start in March of 2012.
Offices will be closed December 15, from 12:30 - 5:00 - Posted at: 12/5/2011 4:07:24 PM
All offices in the Public Health & Social Services Department will be closed on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 12:30 - 5:00 for the annual staff meeting. Offices will be open from 8:00 - 12:30 Thursday morning and will be open on Friday, December 16, during normal hours.
RFQ Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County - Posted at: 11/28/2011 1:33:18 PM
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services, on behalf of the Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County, is posting a Request for Qualifications to provide brief crisis intervention and therapy for child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members. The funding was secured through a United Way of Lewis County grant.
Please submit the appropriate materials to Carolyn Price, Mental Health Liaison, by December 20th at 360 NW North Street in Chehalis, or feel free to drop them by her office on the second floor of the public health building. Applicants will be reviewed by the YAC board on December 21, 2011, and will be notified after that meeting.
Don’t hesitate to contact Carolyn Price at 360-740-1430 with any questions. Click here to view Request for Qualifications