Our mission is to protect and promote the health of citizens of Platte County. The services we provide are population based. We focus on improving the health status of the population
rather than the treatment of individuals. These services are based on three core Public Health principles:
- Public Health agencies assess the community health status and determine whether the community has adequate resources to address the identified problems.
- Use the data gathered through the assessment to develop health policies and programs.
- Assure that necessary, high quality, effective services are available. However, "assure" does not always mean to provide, but to see that services are available.
Public Health In The News
The creation of the Department of Health Total Health Record (THR) is critical to improving not only the efficiency, but also the cost effectiveness of Wyoming’s Health Care:
LAST CLASS is in April!!: diningdiabetes.pdf in Wyoming: A program for people with diabetes and their families.
Single Concussion May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage | HealthDay
How To Recognize Signs of Teen Dating Violence: A WBUR Interview with CSN's Sally Fogerty
Sally Fogerty, Director of the Children's Safety Network (CSN), was interviewed by WBUR's Bob Oakes on Friday, March 8 to discuss teen dating violence: the extent of the problem, how to recognize an inappropriate relationship, and what teens and parents can do to get help. The program highlighted CSN's fact sheet "Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Issue" as an important resource on the topic. CSN, a national resource center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is a project in Education Development Center, Inc.'s Health and Human Development Division.
Mother's Drinking May Raise Risk of Infant's Death, According to New Pediatrics Study | WebMD
In the study, a mother's problem drinking was implicated in about one out of every six SIDS deaths, according to the researchers. Alcohol abuse by the mothers was also linked with about 3 percent of the deaths caused by something other than SIDS, the researchers found. Abstract from Pediatrics
The aims of this project were to increase the percentage of infants following safe sleep practices in the NICU before discharge and to determine if improving compliance with these practices would influence parent behavior at home.
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