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  Monroe County, Iowa - Public Health

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Board of Health Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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It's natural to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities! The Sun Safety Alliance (SSA) encourages you to be safe by following these sun-safety tips year-round to help prevent serious skin damage—and possibly skin cancer—later!
• Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
• Wear clothing that's dark and tightly woven.
• Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
• Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow, concrete, and water.
• Do not use sun tanning beds.
• Keep very young children (6 months or less) out of the sun.
• Sunscreens need to be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas.
• Apply a sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher whenever you're outdoors. To achieve adequate UV protection you should use products that provide broad spectrum protection, which means protection against both UVB and UVA rays. For broad spectrum protection, look for products that provide an SPF of at least 15 and contain ingredients like Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) or zinc oxide.
• For children, the SSA recommends sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.
• Apply sunscreen before going outdoors and reapply often.
• Reapply sunscreen after swimming, perspiring, and toweling off.
• Provide complete sunscreen coverage for your skin (including neck, ears, and lips!).
• For people with thin or thinning hair, apply sunscreen to the scalp as well.
• And remember, stay in the shade whenever possible!
42,000 lives are saved and 20 million cases of disease are prevented for each U.S. birth cohort using the current childhood immunization schedule.
Monroe County Immunization Clinics are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. or call for an appointment.
We have Foot Clinics the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Benton Place Apartments.
Call for an appointment.

PROGRAMS:

HOPES – HFA Affiliate (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success-Healthy Families America Affiliate)
Child Care Health Consultant
Homemaker Service Programs available for both elderly individuals living in Monroe County and for caregivers of elderly individuals in the county. Interested individuals can inquire about eligibility to Linda Mahon, RN at phone number 641-932-7191 or at lmahon@monroecoia.us

HOPES Is a family support program designed to empower families to become and remain healthy and strong. This program is affiliated with Prevent Child Abuse America. Funding for HOPES comes from: 4 Counties for Kids-Early Childhood Iowa. (formerly empowerment) Monroe County Iowa Community Foundation Grant and Monroe County Public Health.


Adverse Childhood Experiences
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Address:
1801 South B Street
Albia IA 52531

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Phone Number:
641-932-7191

FAX Number:
641-932-5075

Public Health Administrator:
Kathy Welsh

Employees in the Public Health Office:
Linda Mahon, RN
HCA Director/Assistant Administrator

Twilla Kruzic, RN,BA
HFA/HOPES Program Manager

Kim Hugen, RN
Child Care Health Consultant and Life Skills Instructor

Lois Phillips
Theresa Jones
Family Service Workers with HOPES

Sandy Showers
Office Manager

Jennifer Grinstead
Assistant Office Manager

Judy Brown, HCA
Bev Sheffler, HCA
Lynda Kosman, HH



Public Health Forms / Employment Opportunities:
Downloadable forms
used in the Public Health office & job listings for employment with Monroe County Public Health


Public Health Links:
 
CDC Seasonal Flu

Free copy of
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