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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!!!

Join the Adair County Health Department in participating in National Fitness and Sports Month.  People of all ages and body types can benefit from regular physical activity.  National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active!  Here are just a few benefits: Children and…

Be Active for Playground Safety

Each year, more than 200,000 children go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms with injuries associated with playground equipment. Most injuries occur when a child falls from the equipment onto the ground.  Use this simple checklist to help make sure your local community or school playground is a safe place to play. Public Playground Safety Checklist:…

National Infant Immunization Week-April 18-25 2015

Join the Adair County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to ensure children and family members are immunized from vaccine preventable diseases.  This observation is held each year to highlight the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.  The theme during 2015 is Immunization.  Power to Protect.…

Food Handler Training Now Online

Adair County Health Department is now offering online basic Food Handler Training though Training is available in 5 languages. Click the State Food Safety logo to the right to get started or go to Please note that this class meets the requirements for basic food handler certification.  Managers or PIC (Person In Charge) still…

Celebrate Public Health Week

Join the Adair County Health Department in celebrating Public Health week during April 7-11, 2014.  The theme for Missouri is “Public Health Starts Here, Better Health. Better Missouri!” Learn about maternal health, school nutrition, emergency preparedness, and best practices for community health by clicking on the following links:   See the Daily Themes  

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) Celebrates 40 Years!

Please join the Adair County Health Department in celebrating WIC’s 40th Birthday.  For more information, click For WIC services, please call 660-665-8491.

Adair County Reported Flu Cases

The Adair County Health Department has been seeing an increase in reported cases of Influenza in Adair County.  The Health Department wants to take the opportunity to remind everyone to use necessary precautions to protect themselves and family members.  We encourage everyone to: Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze Wash your…

Keeping Safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

There is a definite chill coming to Missouri.  Have you noticed that your furnace is kicking on more frequently now?  Every year, like clockwork, this is the season that poison centers start to get more calls about carbon monoxide.One of the most common sources of carbon monoxide in a home is from an inefficient, poorly working furnace. When natural…

What You Need to Know About Whooping Cough

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable respiratory disease.  Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age.  Pertussis is caused by a bacteria found in the mouth, nose and throat of an infected person. Transmission to others occurs during close contact…

Free Workshop Series for the Management of Chronic Health Conditions

Sponsored by the Missouri Regional Arthritis Centers and The Adair County Health Department Learn about tools to help you in: Healthy Decision Making Healthy Communication with your Health Team Health Choices for Physical Activity and Food Healthy habits for sleep Address common challenges to healthy living with 6 weekly 2- hour, fun, interactive sessions Thursdays, September…