Webster County Health Department
(304) 847-5483 office
(304) 847-7692 fax
112 Bell Street
Suite C
Webster Springs, WV 26288    

 

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CONTACT WEBSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

(304)847-5483

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Webster County Health Department is working on a community needs assessment. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below by clicking on the link or going to the site. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes. The information compiled will greatly help us understand the needs of our community. Thank you.

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Your Opinion Matters

Help Improve the Health of Your Community  

TEENS • FAMILIES • ADULTS • SENIORS

Community Health Assessment

Please take 5 minutes to help your community by completing our short survey.

 

Based on what is learned, your local health department will be in a better position to help address critical health issues in your community.

Your responses are not individually tracked and are kept confidential.

Access the survey by clicking the link below:

Your Opinion Matters

Help Improve the Health of Your Community  

TEENS • FAMILIES • ADULTS • SENIORS

Community Health Assessment

Please take 5 minutes to help your community by completing our short survey.

 

Based on what is learned, your local health department will be in a better position to help address critical health issues in your community.

Your responses are not individually tracked and are kept confidential.

Access the survey by clicking the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HEALTHNEEDS2018.  Please complete by:

February 28, 2018

For more information, contact

Tamerra Gilmore

Kingery & Company tgilmore@KingeryandCompany.com

(304) 205-5685

.  Please complete by:

February 28, 2018

For more information, contact

Tamerra Gilmore

Kingery & Company tgilmore@KingeryandCompany.com

(304) 205-5685

FEBRUARY FOOD SCHOOLS (304)847-5483

Feb. 06 @ 1:00 
Feb. 20 @ 1:00
Feb. 27 @ 1:00

Flu has increased in our area over the last couple of months. Listed below are recommendations from the CDC.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

1. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

 

Most studies have shown that the flu virus can live and potentially infect a person for up to 48 hours after being deposited on a surface.

Flu viruses are relatively fragile, so standard cleaning and disinfecting practices are sufficient to remove or kill them. Special cleaning and disinfecting processes, including wiping down walls and ceilings, frequently using room air deodorizers, and fumigating, are not necessary or recommended. These processes can irritate eyes, noses, throats, and skin; aggravate asthma; and cause other serious side effects.

 

Surfaces you should disinfect:

•Door knobs (don't forget the front door, and any handles on cabinets!),

•Light and lamp switches,

•Window parts: pull cords used to open or close curtains and blinds, and window locks

•Thermostats, radiator valves, humidifier knobs (and AC buttons, if you're still using one),

•Hardware such as faucets and their knobs

•On/off buttons on appliances: oven knobs, microwave buttons, blender switches

•Handles—on the fridge, freezer, oven, dishwasher, commode, etc.

 •Remote control(s) and "on" buttons (for a TV, stereo, etc.)

•Pens and keyboards

•Phones

•Toys

•Built-in surfaces your hands often graze: the kitchen counter, the breakfast table.

 

Please remember that it is not too late to receive the flu vaccine. The vaccine can still protect many people and prevent flu related complications. Such protection is possible because antibodies made in response to the vaccine can provide some protection against different but related influenza viruses.

The Webster County Health Department still has children and adult flu vaccines available. Please call the Webster County Health Department with any questions 304-847-5483.

 

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

JANUARY FOOD SCHOOLS

Jan. 2, 2018 @ 1:00

Jan. 9, 2018 @ 1:00

Jan. 16, 2018 @ 1:00

Jan. 23, 2018 @ 1:00

Jan. 30, 2018 @ 1:00

BE A VOLUNTEER!

 

The Webster County Health Department and the WV Responder Emergency Deployment Information (WVREDI) program are recruiting volunteers to assist in the preparation of and trainings for actual emergency events.  Although you would not be needed frequently, volunteer involvement is a crucial part of our survival success.  Deployment is never mandatory and of course you choose your participation level.

Experience in the following fields would be helpful but are not required;

HAZMAT, Sanitarian, EMT/Paramedic, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Tech, Accounting, CDL License, Electrician, First Aid/CPR, Nursing, Physician’s Assistant/Nurse Practitioner or a Physician.

There are no age limitations.  If you can follow directions, you can be a volunteer.

Most liability insurance policies maintained by Local Health Departments cover both the employee and any volunteers working at the direction of the Health Department. Volunteers are covered just like employees for their “good faith” efforts to help. 

As a WVREDI volunteer you and your immediate family members would be given priority for receiving medication in case of an epidemic event.  Also, special trainings and supplies are offered to those who enroll.  You can register your information online at www.wvredi.org or call Kathie or Sandy at the Webster County Health Department for more information. (304)847-5483.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

THE NEXT WEBSTER COUNTY

 BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY,

JANUARY 9, 2018

 @ 6:00 P.M. 

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND.

It is not too late to protect yourself from the flu. As Winter begins, protect yourself and those around you by being vaccinated. The Webster County Health Department has Flu vaccines available for both children and adults, insured and uninsured. Please call with any questions (304)847-5483.

Flu Vaccine Clinic Dates

December 21st __ 8AM-11:30AM

December 22nd—8AM-11:00AM

December 27th—8AM-11:30AM and 1PM-3:30PM

December 28th—8AM-11:30AM and 1PM-3:30PM

December 29th—8AM-11:30AM and 1PM-3:30PM

January Dates Available

BLOOD Drive

The Webster County Health Department will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Friday December 1, 2017 from 9 am until 3 pm at the WCHS gym. Remember HOPE begins with YOU!! 

WEBSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

NOVEMBER 2017 FLU CLINICS

 

Monday, December 4:             8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 3:30

Wednesday December 6:         8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 3:30

Tuesday December 12:            8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 3:30

Wednesday December 13:        8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 3:30

Thursday December 14:           7:30 - 11:30

Friday December 15:                8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 3:30

Monday December 18:              8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

Tuesday December 19:             7:30 - 11:30

Wednesday December 20:         8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

Thursday December 21:            8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

Friday December 22:                8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

Wednesday December 27:        8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

Thursday December 28:           8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

Friday December 29:                8:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:30

IMMUNIZATIONS AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN, INSURED AND UNINSURED.  IMMUNIZATIONS AVAILABLE ANY DAY NURSE IS IN OFFICE.  PLEASE CALL 304-847-5483 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Rethink Your Drink

 

Our bodies are made up of around 60% water as adults. The choices we make to rehydrate ourselves is very important. Many beverage choices are laced with sugar and some even cause water loss. The Webster County Health Department is encouraging the residents of Webster County to rethink what they are drinking. We will be holding a Rethink Your Drink Day at the Webster County Health Department on October 25th from 10 AM-2PM. Please stop by and try some fruit infused water. Rethink you drink information will be provided as well as a chance to win a fruit infusion water bottle. We look forward to seeing you there. Any questions, call the Webster County Health Department at 304-847-5483.

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September is National Preparedness Month

week 4

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Food Schools for the month of October are:.

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

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WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO WALK??

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Webster County Journey to Wellness Committee is trying to identify favorite walking trails, roads or other places a person may walk safely in Webster County.  These areas will be measured and marked with a sign.  We are interested in every area of the county – Webster Springs, Cowen, Camden on Gauley, Bolair, Diana and Hacker Valley. 

 

Please help us by submitting your favorite by August 30, 2017.  This information can be called in to 304-847-5483, e-mailed to sandra.j.cochran@wv.gov 

or mailed to:           Webster County Health Department

                              112 Bell Street, Suite C

                               Webster Springs, WV  26288

 

Please call the Webster County Health Department at 304-847-5483 for further questions.  Please make sure that your area of the county is represented!

 

Back to school preparation should include vaccines.

 

When we are getting ready to start our school year we think of backpacks, new clothes, new shoes, pencils, and notebooks. Please don’t forget vaccines. Most people don’t think of vaccines because outbreaks of diseases have decreased over the years. This is all due to vaccinations. This last year in the U.S. measles and mumps cases were seen in children who were not vaccinated. The only way to protect your child from such diseases is to make sure they are up to date with their vaccinations.

Due to changes in the last few years, most 7th and 12th grade students will need to have their child immunized with the TdaP and Menactra vaccine to be eligible for school entry.   A second dose of the Menactra vaccine must also be received after age 16. Please feel free to come in and have your child’s immunization record checked. If your child is behind on vaccines or needs additional vaccines for this school year, we can provide this service.

Our regular business hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM - 4 PM. Call the Webster County Health Department with any questions at (304)847-5483.

Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer

The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. It′s summertime once again. Here are some tips to help make your summer the best, and healthiest, one yet.

            

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Grill and Chill  
Whether you prefer burgers off the grill or a picnic in the park, one thing you don’t want on the menu this summer is foodborne illness.  Take these steps to help keep germs at bay.

Wash your hands before and after handling food.
When taking foods off the grill, do not put cooked food items back on the same plate that previously held raw food.
When grilling foods, preheat the coals on your grill for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the coals are lightly coated with ash.
Use a  meat thermometer to ensure that food reaches a safe internal temperature.
Never let raw meat, cooked food or cut fresh fruits or vegetables sit at room temperature more than two hours before putting them in the cooler or refrigerator (one hour when the temperature is above 90°F).
Make sure to pack plenty of extra ice or freezer packs in your cooler to ensure a constant cold temperature.

 
Beat the Heat
Heat-related illnesses claim the lives of hundreds of people each year, so it is important to take these precautions when working or playing outside during the hot summer months. 

Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic beverages;
Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that is light in color;
Reduce strenuous activities or do them during the cooler parts of the day. 

 
Fun in the Sun  
Your summer plans may include hitting the beach, or just spending more time outdoors.  Make sure you plan to avoid sunburn, which can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Seek shade,  especially during midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), when UV rays are strongest and do the most damage. 
Cover up  with clothing to protect exposed skin. A long-sleeved shirt and long pants with a tight weave are best.
Wear a hat  with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
Grab shades  that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
Rub on sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection.

 
Swim Safe
Swimming is a fun way to stay cool and be active.  Before diving in, make sure you know these tips for staying healthy and safe while swimming.

Avoid swallowing pool water or even getting it in your mouth.
Shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
Take children on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
Keep an eye on children at all times. Kids can drown in seconds and in silence.
Never swim alone or in unsupervised locations. Teach children to always swim with a buddy.
Don’t use air-filled swimming aids (such as “water wings”) with children in place of life jackets or life preservers.

 

For More Information

1-800-CDC-INFO
 

 

2017 Walking Program

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WCHD would like to congratulate and thank all who participated in Walking Webster County 2017.  The top walkers are listed below.  Please watch for more statistics and information at www.webstercountyhealthdepartment.com.   For those interested in continuing, the WVU extension has a summer program available called “Summer Steps” that runs from June 1 – August 31.  Go to http://fh.ext.wvu.edu/summer-steps to find out more. This program is made possible from a grant from the Snowshoe foundation and donations from the FRN.  Thanks again!!

 

 

TOP 25 WALKERS FOR WALKING WEBSTER COUNTY 2017

  TOP 10

PATTY MCCOURT                  
TAMMY MOFFATT                 
KELLY GIBSON                        
SCOTTIE COGAR                     
DONNA ROBINSON                
KAREN DOTSON                     
TOM COWGER                       
DEXTER HICE                          
PEGGY QUINN                        
RONALD QUINN                     

 
300,000 GROUP

LYNN RUDLOFF          
DONNA YOUNG          
GABRIEL CARPENTER 
RHONDA MOFFATT
KENDRA YOUNG         
TERESA REYNOLDS     
EUGENE COWGER      
LISA MILLER               
ROBIN CARPENTER    
DONNA MURELLO     
NANCY ANDERSON    
LINDA PUGH               
TODD FARLOW          
RYAN BAIRD
JAN LAKE                    

 
 

TOP WEIGHT LOSS:

 RHONDA MOFFATT
 RONALD QUINN
 

 

BIGGEST BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTION:

 ELIZABETH COCHRAN
RONALD QUINN

 

 

 

 

THE NEED IS GREAT!
Every 10 minutes someone new is added to the national organ transplant list. Nearly 500 West Virginians are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and thousands more are in need of a tissue or cornea transplant. 119,000 People are waiting for an organ transplant in the U. S. 22 People die each day for lack of an available organ transplant. Make a decision and help save a life today. For more information on becoming an organ donor call the Webster County Health Department at (304)847-5483

Walking Webster County 2017 Dates to Remember…………

 

Monday, April 3, 2017 – Day 1 (kick off at noon on Baker’s Island)

Monday, April 3, @ 6:00 p.m. – Meet in WCHD Parking Lot – Bell St. Walk

Monday, April 10 – Beginning of 6 week Healthy Ways = Happy Days Event

Monday, April 10, @ 6:00 p.m – Meet at Napa in WS for Back Fork Walk

Monday, April 17, @ 6:00 p.m. – Meet at old Foodland for Cherry Falls Walk

Monday, April 24, @ McQuire Mtn. Overlook for Kingfisher Road Walk

Monday, May 1 @ Miller Mtn. Methodist Church for Airport Road Walk

Monday, May 8 @ Baker’s Island for Walk through town.

Sunday, May 14 – Final Day of 6 week walking program

Week of May 22 – Awards Celebration at 6:00 p.m. – More info to follow.

If you would like to start a walking group in a different area of the County – please let us know.  We will help you advertise. Also, if you already have a walking group started, please let us know if you would welcome other walkers.  Please call 304-847-5483 for further information and like us on Facebook (Webster County Health Department) for weekly information and newsletters.  (“Walking Webster County 2017” made possible through a Snowshoe Grant).

 

*Alternative Rain Days for Monday walks will be on Thursdays @ 6:00

2017 Walking Webster County

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