Health

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Free Wellness Program for Teens and Parents

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is sponsoring a free wellness program for adolescents ages 12-17 and their parents or guardians.  It will run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. over six consecutive Saturdays from March 7th through April 11th.  Called “Healthy Living for Teens and Their Parents”, the series of six classes will … Continue reading

St. Louis County is Fighting Hunger

Children and youth in St. Louis County need your help. Hunger is an issue that doesn’t take a vacation. Did you know there are places throughout St. Louis County that serve free meals throughout the summer to all kids and teens 18 and under? Summer is right around the corner and the County Youth Programs … Continue reading

County Residents with Special Needs Are Encouraged to Register for Functional Needs Registry

St. Louis County recently created an Access and Functional Needs Registry and encourages residents with disabilities to enroll. The Registry, administered by the Department of Human Services’ Older Residents Program (CORP), will be used in collaboration with first responders to better identify the location of individuals who need assistance during emergencies, natural disasters or in … Continue reading

2014 St. Louis County Community Health Improvement Plan Now Available

The Saint Louis County Department of Health, in conjunction with the St. Louis County Partnership for a Healthy Community, is pleased to announce the public unveiling of the 2014 St. Louis County Community Health Improvement Plan (or “CHIP”). “The department has been working diligently for two years with the St. Louis County Partnership for a … Continue reading

St. Louis County Strongly Advises Everyone Be Vaccinated Against Seasonal Flu

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly advising that all residents be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. The flu has arrived earlier in the St. Louis area this year; the number of cases has more than tripled over the last two weeks. “We have seen significantly more cases – with half of the … Continue reading

Pet Safety During Emergencies, Crisis

Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control wants pet owners to be prepared to take care of their pets in emergency situations. Partnering with the Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team, as the need arises, both agencies will provide emergency pet supplies and assistance for displaced or injured animals. Review the following tips to keep animals protected … Continue reading

Community Comes out for America Recycles Day, View St. Louis County’s Holiday Health Recycling Guide

Did you know that new products such as carpet, playground equipment and benches can be created out of the plastic containers you recycle? Or that when you recycle your glass bottles and jars items such as kitchen tiles, counter tops and wall insulation are made for consumer- end use. Giving your garbage another life was … Continue reading

St. Louis County Awarded $2.4 Million for Residential Lead Remediation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded St. Louis County Government $2,496,364 for lead remediation in residential properties. In total, HUD awarded more than $112 million in grants nationwide to 39 local and state government agencies and research institutions as part of this announcement ensuring families safe places to live. “This grant … Continue reading

A St. Louis County Health Department Statement on the Ebola Virus

There have been several media inquiries and calls from concerned residents about local preparation for the Ebola virus. Saint Louis County Department of Health (DOH) has released the following statement: “It is important to remember that Ebola is not significantly different than other communicable diseases that require isolation or quarantine and the American health care system … Continue reading

St. Louis County Health Department unveils new landing page for pollen and mold information

The Saint Louis County Department of Health has revamped its Pollen and Mold Center landing page to include additional information and to make the most important information easier to find. “Our Pollen and Mold Center website is one of our most popular pages,” said Dr. Dolores J. Gunn, director of the health department.  “For those … Continue reading