Public Health Blog
Community Forum - Posted at: 9/2/2014 10:36:42 AM
Community forum to hear what residents believe are the most pressing concerns for Lewis County
Chehalis, WA – The results of a county-wide assessment will be shared at a public forum on September 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Centralia College’s Corbet Theatre. The forum is open to the public and free to attend. Top concerns raised by residents as well as trends affecting the health and vitality of Lewis County will be presented, and guest speaker Dr. Donna Beegle will discuss multigenerational poverty and how to break the cycle.
A group of community partners in Lewis County made up of Public Health & Social Services, United Way, Centralia College, Juvenile Court, Providence Centralia Hospital, Morton General Hospital, Valley View Health Centers, and CHOICE Regional Health Network has initiated a community-wide strategic planning process for improving the health of Lewis County. This process will help identify and prioritize strategic issues and identify resources for addressing them.
“The goal is to address our county’s most pressing health issues in an inclusive and well-informed way,” said Danette York, Director of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services. “And by health we are talking about the well-being of the community as a whole which includes economic, educational, environmental, and behavioral health as well as physical health.”
The first step in this process was to conduct an assessment to provide a better understanding of the factors that contribute to the health of Lewis County. The assessment combines the results of almost 600 surveys with input for community leaders as well as statistical data.
After the community forum leaders representing various groups will meet and prioritize the issues raised in the assessment. Work groups will be formed to address the top issues, and plans will be created to align and coordinate activities throughout the county.
Food Worker Class Canceled - Posted at: 6/25/2014 9:32:42 AM
Food Worker Class Canceled July 29, 2014
Food worker classes are regularly held on the second floor of the Lewis County Public Health Department every Tuesday at 9:00 am and the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.
To take the class and obtain a food worker card online, visit: https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov.
Immunization Clinic Closed June 10, 2014 - Posted at: 6/9/2014 11:48:18 AM
The Immunization Clinic will be closed on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. There will be no immunizations or PPD skin tests given.
Food Safety Program - Posted at: 5/22/2014 11:51:46 AM
Clover Sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts linked to Illnesses.
Notice of Public Hearing - Posted at: 4/14/2014 11:36:52 AM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of Lewis County, Washington will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of reviewing community development and housing needs, informing citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of the state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and receiving comments on proposed activities, particularly from lower income persons residing in the Lewis County area. Comments on the County’s and community action program’s past performance and use of their 2013 CDBG Public Services Grant will also be received.
The public hearing will be held as follows:
DATE: Monday, April 28, 2014
TIME: On or about 10:00 am
PLACE: County Commissioners Hearing Room in theLewis County Historic Courthouse - 2nd Floor, 351 NW North Street,Chehalis, WA
April 2014 Proclaimed Public Health Month - Posted at: 4/14/2014 11:07:55 AM
2013 Public Health & Social Services Annual Report - Posted at: 4/8/2014 8:49:51 AM
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.
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.
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