Lewis County Child Immunization Rates Falling

2019 immunization rates among Lewis County 5-year-olds entering school for four required vaccinations have fallen compared to 2018. In addition, these four immunization levels have dropped below the state average ...

Posted: Nov. 15, 2019

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Home-Visiting Program Serving New Moms Growing to Meet the Need

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program in Lewis County has received funding to serve more expecting mothers. NFP is a Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) community health program ...

Posted: Nov. 13, 2019

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Building Relationships to Support Breastfeeding Moms

It's very normal for new mothers to have lots of questions about breastfeeding and pumping both during pregnancy and after their baby’s birth. Some mothers make a personal choice not ...

Posted: Oct. 22, 2019

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PHSS 2163 Housing RFPs to Be Released in Spring 2020

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (PHSS) annual Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for organizations operating low-income and homeless housing programs that are typically released at the end of the ...

Posted: Sept. 24, 2019

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Be Weather-Wise this Winter

Here we are in September already. Summer vacations and play-outside weather are over for another year. Families are getting back into their fall work and school routines. Once Labor Day’s ...

Posted: Sept. 23, 2019

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Vaping-related Illnesses, Deaths Growing

More than 450 people in 33 states have reported severe lung illnesses after using e-cigarette devices. There have also been six deaths associated with this outbreak. As the number of ...

Posted: Sept. 17, 2019

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Lewis County WIC Office Closed August 26-30

The Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) WIC office will be closed August 26 through 30 so staff can receive training in new technology and software for replacing ...

Posted: Aug. 20, 2019

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WIC Shopping Cards Coming to Lewis County

The Washington State Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program is introducing a new WIC shopping and clinic experience. Starting September 3, 2019, the Lewis County Public Health & Social ...

Posted: July 29, 2019

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Confirmed Rabid Bat Found in Lewis County

bat found on July 12 by a Lewis County resident on his property has tested positive for rabies. An investigation by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) has ...

Posted: July 22, 2019

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State Seeks Input for Retail Food Code Revisions

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is updating its Retail Food Code to ensure it addresses current foodborne illness risks and best methods of prevention. DOH is inviting the ...

Posted: July 15, 2019

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