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National Public Health Week 2014
Stop by info tables at City Hall and 1520 Market Street this week
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/07/14

Animal Care and Control Warmer Weather Tip
Reminders for pet owners to enjoy the spring weather responsibly with their pets.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/11/14

National Nutrition Month 2014
National Nutrition Month 2014 is a time to enjoy the taste of eating right.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/03/14

2014 Let's Move Expo
4th annual Health Dept. event inspired by the National Let's Move! initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/03/14

New Urgent Care Services at Soulard-Benton Health Center
Urgent Care Services to Be Offered Starting February 1, 2014
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/20/14

Lets Move Fourth Anniversary
St. Louis Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of Let's Move STL.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/14

Extreme Cold Temperatures Alert
Keeping people and pets safe during periods of extreme low temperatures.
News/Announcement | Division of Health | 01/03/14

Yolanda Reed Kicks the Habit
Yolanda Reed, an employee in the Assessor's Office, joins the ex-smokers club.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/14

Winter Pet Protection Tips
Helpful tips from the Health Department to protect your pet in the winter.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/14

Updated Cold Weather Alert: Warming Centers and Snow Routes
The City of St. Louis Department of Health is urging people to prepare for extended cold weather.
News/Announcement | Division of Health | 12/04/13

World AIDS Day 2013
World AIDS Day is a time for reflection.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/13

Collaborating to Heat Up St Louis
Organizations in the metro area are working together to help keep residents warm this winter.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/13

Updated Locations for City of St. Louis TB and STD Services
As ConnectCare closes, alternate locations for TB and STD services available
News/Announcement | Division of Health | 11/15/13

Third Annual Food Day Celebrated in the City
Events took place at two sites this year.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/04/13

Outreach for Asthma Prevention
More than 60 children and their families participated in the Asthma Ready St. Louis Surge
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/04/13

Mayor Francis G. Slay Announces Regional Fitness Initiative
Announcement of Jump N2 Shape Program
Press release | Department of Health and Hospitals | 10/25/13

5th Annual Black Women & Breast Cancer: Knowledge is Power Conference
Free Black Women & Breast Cancer: Knowledge is Power Conference on Saturday, November 2nd.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 10/17/13

The Health Insurance Marketplace Is Open
Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance sessions have begun and will continue through December!
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 10/08/13

St. Louisans to Begin Enrolling in Health Insurance Marketplace
City of St. Louis to Host Enrollment Assistance Sessions.
Press release | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/30/13

It's Flu Season! Where to Get Your Flu Shots
It's flu season, and the City of St. Louis Department of Health is encouraging anyone ages 6-months and older to get their seasonal flu shot.
Press release | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/26/13

It's Your Right To Know Your Healthcare Options
The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment starts Oct. 1
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/20/13

St. Louis Spay-Neuter Group BARC offers Free Pit Fixes
Offering a special promotion for individuals with a low-income status to fix their Pit Bull.
News/Announcement | Animal Care and Control | 09/16/13

Let's Move! STL is Making Great Strides in the City
We've been on the move all summer.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/01/13

Healthy Corner Store Kickoff Party
Come see for yourself how corner stores can increase the availability of healthy food options.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/01/13

Healthy Corner Stores are Putting Life Back into Food Deserts
Bringing healthier options to city neighborhoods
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 08/30/13

Hot Weather Heat Advisory
Area Residents Cautioned about Increased Risks from Heat
Press release | Department of Health and Hospitals | 08/27/13

Hope for the Animals Day
Operation SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) will host a variety of pet related services
Press release | Animal Care and Control | 08/13/13

Fireworks Safety this Independence Day
Keep you, your family and pets safe this holiday weekend
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 07/03/13

Practice Food Safety This Summer
Tips on how to avoid food poisoning this summer
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/13

From Gangs to God
Health Department employee shares his experience of going from gangs to God.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/13

National Dog Bite Prevention Week
As designated by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the week of May 19th-May 25th marks National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
News/Announcement | Animal Care and Control | 05/17/13

The Heavy Metal Project
Prenatal home lead hazard screening is an effective way to prevent childhood lead poisoning
Press release | Environmental Health Services | 05/13/13

MINK Conference 2013
Health Dept. Nutrition Services' dietitian Lauren Landfried receives award
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/13

Making An Impact Through Public Policy
Health Dept. employee participated in a national Public Policy Workshop
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/13

Let's Move STL - Golf and Walk
What could be better than this beautiful weather? FREE Golf lessons! Mark your calendars for the Let's Move! STL Golf and Walk program.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/13

Earth Day 2013
The Health Dept. booth provided visitors with important information on maintaining healthy habits.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/13

National Public Health Week 2013
Public Health is everywhere.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/13

Lets Move 2013
2013 Let's Move STL Celebration got people moving throughout the City.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/29/13

National Public Health Week 2013
Public Health is ROI (Return on Investment) - Saves Lives, Saves Money
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/28/13

Stay Healthy During the Easter Season
Adults should think twice before giving children chicks and ducklings for Easter.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/01/13

St. Louis is a Let’s Move! City
Let’s Move! is First Lady Michelle Obama’s national comprehensive initiative to combat and solve the challenge of childhood obesity.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/25/13

Severe Weather Alert for St Louis 02/21/13
Which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening.
News/Announcement | Division of Health | 02/20/13

Tobacco Regulations
What's your tobacco regulations I.Q.?
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/13

Dietitians Receive Mini Grants
Nutrition Services dietitians awarded grants to promote healthy eating for children.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/13

Celebrate Let's Move St. Louis 3rd Anniversary
The City of St. Louis will celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative at Vashon High School.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/13

ACC Launches New Website
Health Department's Animal Care and Control section launched a new website. Visit www.accstl.com
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/13

Triumph: For Babies, For You. For Life.
A new, positive approach to saving St Louis' babies.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/22/13

New Website and Social Media Give Lost and Stray Animals New Hope
Lost pet? New Animal Care & Control Website offers more resources for recovery.
News/Announcement | Animal Care and Control | 01/11/13

Welcome Winter Be Ready Event a Big Success
Health and Safety Fair on Dec. 19 welcomed more than 100 attendees.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/02/13

Getting Your Children Off to a Healthy Start
Nutrition, physical activity, health care and safety are key.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/13

Community Partner Savio Receives Award
Kava Savio, producer, reporter and show host helps to educate the public about public health issues impacting the community.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/13

St. Louis City's Growing Health Successes
See the health successes the Regional Health Commission is producing and what it means to you and your community.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/21/12

1st Annual Welcome Winter Be Ready Event
Winter Weather Health and Emergency Preparedness Event a success.
News/Announcement | Division of Health | 12/18/12

St. Louis Recognized for Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity
Five medals were awarded by the National League of Cities
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/04/12

New Findings Highlight Gains Made in Regional Health Status
Report Reviews Change in Health Status in St. Louis City and County from 2000-2010
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/03/12

Prepare for Extreme Winter Weather
Being prepared for winter weather can prevent cold weather related illnesses and deaths.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/12

Angela Turner Receives Asthma Educator Certification
Angela Turner, a RN from the Health Department, becomes certified as a asthma educator.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/12

Nutrition Services Shares Innovations
The Health Department's Nutrition Services staff recently shared some innovative approaches being used to promote health to their colleagues.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/01/12

Food Day 2012
Health Department joins St. Louis University's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/01/12

Emergency Equipped
What would you do in the event of an emergency at your workplace?
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 10/26/12

First Annual Let's Move Golf Tournament
Residents in the metro area got moving during the First Annual Let's Move Golf Tournament.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/01/12

Kicking the Habit
with Smoke Free St. Louis Kids
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 08/01/12

Are Your Pets Ready for an Emergency?
Have a plan, prepare a kit and listen for information.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 08/01/12

City announces new severe weather program
City will consider extreme weather the "new norm."
Press release | Department of Health and Hospitals | 07/11/12

Youths Helping Other Youths
The Y.E.A.H. Team, a peer-to-peer health education program
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 07/01/12

Freedom From Smoking Clinic
Learn how to commit to quitting!
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/12

East Meets West for Let's Move
So You Got Moves Golf and Walk Program
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/12

Working to Impact State & National Policy about Food & Nutrition
Policy is one of the best ways to initiate lasting change.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/12

Meeting the Challenge for More Fruits and Vegetables
Health Department employees incorporate healthier foods in their diet.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/12

Healthier Choices on Your Corner
Four corner stores selected for 2012 Healthy Corner Store Project.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/12

Building A Plate for Someone in Need
Food drive collected 174 pounds of food for Operation Food Search.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/12

National Public Health Week 2012
Celebrate National Public Health Week. A Healthier America Begins Today.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/12

National Nutrition Month 2012
| Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/12

National Nutrition Month 2012
National Nutrition Month highlights being active and watching what you eat.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/12

Chili Cook-off 2012
Health Department hosts healthy chili cook-off during National Nutrition Month.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/12

Let's Move STL
So You Got Moves Expo was a great success.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/01/12

American Diabetes Alert Day to be Observed March 27
Learn the risk factors for diabetes.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 03/01/12

Weight Loss the Sensible Way
Losing weight the right way makes for healthy lasting results.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/12

Smoke Free St. Louis Kids
February is a great time to begin working toward ending smoking dependency.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/12

National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day
There are more than 5,000 people in the St. Louis metropolitan area living with HIV. HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/12

St. Louis Healthy Corner Store Project Seeking Nominations
Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 3.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/10/12

Health Institute Harvest Festival
Department of Health hosts Health Institute's first Harvest Festival.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/03/12

Public Health At Work In 2011
2011 was a busy year for City of St. Louis Department of Health employees.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/12

Health Institute Harvest Festival
| Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/12

Moving Towards Better Employee Health
Recap of the 2011 Employee Health Fair
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/11

Improvement in Combating STDs
The Department established priority testing for both men and women between the ages of 15-24.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/11

Honoring Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
City employee Richard Eskew is a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/11

Be on the Alert for Carbon Monoxide
All homes should be equipped with a battery-operated CO detector.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/11

Asthma Education Targets St. Louis City Schools
In 2011, St. Louis was ranked #6 on the list of asthma capitals in the nation.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/11

Protecting the Public
Food inspectors and community sanitation inspectors are on the job throughout the week ensuring safe events.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/01/11

Operation Little Feet
New and expectant parents receive health and safety information at Health Department's baby showers.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/01/11

Melba Moore Appointed to Regional Health Equity Council
Commissioner of Health will serve on Council for Region VII.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/01/11

Emergency Preparedness
Health Department shares emergency preparedness tips with St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 11/01/11

Nutrition Services Joins Kids at Taste
Health Department's Nutrition Services operated in kid's village at 2011 Taste of St. Louis.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 10/07/11

Healthy Eating At The Black Expo
Nutrition Services staff from the Health Department demonstrate healthy cooking at the Black Expo.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/09/11

Add Immunizations to Back to School List
Immunizations help prevent certain diseases; parents should add immunizations to their back to school checklists.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 09/08/11

Relief from Excessive Heat July 2011
Mayor Slay and other St. Louis City officials go door to door with heat information during excessive heat period.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 08/01/11

Here's How to Help Stray Rescue
Stray Rescue is looking for volunteers and donations to help the City's stray, abandoned, and abused animals.
Press release | Animal Care and Control | 07/08/11

Out of Destruction, Life Flourishes
Volunteers rescued dogs and cats that were injured and found loose in the debris left behind by the tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 07/01/11

Fireworks Illegal Without a Permit
Accidents involving fireworks can be fatal and place increased demands on fire and emergency medical service personnel.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 07/01/11

Hot Weather Tips
Stay safe in hot weather.
Press release | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/07/11

Food Safety Tips During Power Outages
Some tips you should know before the power goes out.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/11

City's Chaining Laws Tightened
Health Dept. takes action to prevent abusive restraint of animals.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/11

Asthma Can Be Controlled
The City of St. Louis Department of Health and community partners host Asthma Healthy Homes event.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 06/01/11

City Adopts New Animal Restraint Policy
| Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/24/11

Katina Stewart Receives American Foundation Award
Department of Health employee Katina Stewart was 1 of 8 recipients of the 2011 St. Louis American Foundation Excellence in Health Care awards.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 05/01/11

Pet Airways Announces New St. Louis Service
Pets are petairways continuously monitored by an in-flight Pet Attendant...
News/Announcement | Animal Care and Control | 04/21/11

Health-Alert-Turkey-Burger-Product-Recall
Turkey burger products sold at Sam's Club are recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination.
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/05/11

National Public Health Week 2011
This year's theme is "Safety is NO Accident: Live Injury-Free."
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/11

Better Asthma Control for Saint Louis Children
The City of St. Louis Department of Health is working to control asthma for St. Louis children.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 04/01/11

Smoking Areas Designated
With the St. Louis Smoke Free Air Act in effect, designated areas set where City employees and visitors to the City Government Complex may smoke.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/11

Health Department Receives WellPoint Foundation Grant
The Health Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the WellPoint Foundation to promote the Small Changes for Health program.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/11

Extreme Cold Weather Tips
There is a serious health risk of frostbite, hypothermia and physical exertion during extreme cold weather.
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 02/01/11

St. Louis Smoke Free Air Act Arrives with the New Year
City of St. Louis will be smoke-free on Jan. 2, 2011
News/Announcement | Department of Health and Hospitals | 01/01/11

St. Louis City Community Heroes
City Employees Donate Blood and Learn to Prepare for Emergencies
Newsgram | Department of Health and Hospitals | 12/01/10

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