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Current calendars that show dates and times for some of the services we offer including:  WIC, immunizations, food manager classes, and free parenting classes.

 

Public Health Views and News - Winter Edition (Posted 02/26/2015)
In this issue of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Public Health Views and News learn more about:  E-Cigarettes and Public Health 2015 - what are the dangers associated with using ENDS and why nicotine usage should be regulated; Updates from the Field...Measles and Influenza -  latest statistics and information on these two outbreaks; and Special Marketplace Open Enrollment for Tax Season - who is eligible for the upcoming Special Enrollment Period between (March 15 and April 30, 2015).  The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Public Health Views and News is a free electronic publication distributed by your local health department for tri-county health professionals to help keep you informed about new and/or emerging public health issues.  

 

Don’t Snooze or You May Lose… Your Chance to Enroll! (Posted 02/25/2015)
If you did not enroll in a health insurance plan during the Marketplace’s open enrollment period (November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015), you may still have one more opportunity!  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have added a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and may be required to pay the “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes. This special enrollment period will allow those people to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. The special enrollment dates begin March 15th and run to April 30th.

 

Kids Count in Michigan (Posted 2/24/15)

The Kids Count in Michigan 2015 Data Book was released in February, 2015.  The 2015  Kids Count report examines county level trends in child well-being and this year’s book titled “Child and Family Well-being in Michigan, it's Counties and Detroit’’ focuses on economic issues and the growing disparities that exist. The report ranks the 83 counties on 15 measures of child well-being with No. 1 ranking being the best in the state.   Trends over time are available for 15 indicators and breakouts for rural, midsized and urban counties are also available for comparison purposes. Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph Counties are considered mid-sized counties by definition in this report, having populations that fall within the 20,000 to 65,000 range.

 

Do One Thing (Posted 1/23/15)

“Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.  Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. “

 

January is Radon Action Month (Posted 12/30/2014)

 January is Radon Action Month!  Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that naturally occurs in soil and rock. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wants to remind you that this is the time of the year to test for Radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive. Radon testing kits are available at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency and are free of cost. To pick up a testing kit and for more information on radon, stop in at one of our three convenient locations in Coldwater, Hillsdale or Three Rivers.

 

Potential Winter Storms Could Pose Problems… Are You Prepared? (Posted 12/19/2014)
 Winter officially starts on December 21st and with it comes snow… lots of snow. The National Weather Service is revising its forecast and is predicting a White Christmas for the Great Lakes. Are you prepared? The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency recommends these helpful tips to help you plough through the winter months ahead.

 

Food Manager Certification Class (Updated 2/10/15)
As of June 30, 2009, all food service establishments are required to employ a minimum of one certified managerial employee.  There are classes scheduled throughout the year.

 

Ebola - FAQ (updated 10/16/2014)
Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).  The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, through this FAQ, provides reliable information regarding Ebola, including: what it is, how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented.  More information is available from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

 

Public Health Views and News - Summer Edition (Posted 09/11/2014)
In this issue of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Public Health Views and News learn more about:  Public Fluoridation and Dental Health and why it's important for your dental health; Human Enterovirus D68 - what we know about this emerging disease; and Updates for 2014-15 Influenza Season - which strains of the flu are predicted for the 2014/15 Influenza season.  The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Public Health Views and News is a free electronic publication distributed by your local health department for tri-county health professionals to help keep you informed about new and/or emerging public health issues.  

 

Healthy Michigan Plan Is Here! (Posted April 1, 2014)
Looking for health care coverage that works for your health and your budget? As of April 1st, there's a new option to help working people get healthy — at a cost that fits the budget. It's the Healthy Michigan Plan. Through the Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicaid is expanded to adults who have incomes up to 133% of poverty.  For single individuals, this means an annual income up to $16,000.  For a family of four it means an annual income up to $33,000.  People shouldn't have to choose between taking care of their health and taking care of their bills.  With the Healthy Michigan Plan, they won’t have to.  Contact your local county health department office to learn if you qualify.

 

Communicable Disease Data (Updated Monthly)
Up to date tracking of the most common communicable diseases including; chicken pox, flu, head lice, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

 

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Coldwater, MI  49036

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