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Adair County Health Department App

Adair County Health Department Free Mobile App Available

Kirksville, MO 10/11/22 – The Adair County Health Department has released a mobile app to make accessing information quick, easy, and convenient. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play. You can access either download using this link or the QR code above. “More and more people rely on using their mobile phones to…

Community Assessment Survey

We need your help. The Highway 63 Committee is completing a community health assessment to better understand the health needs of the community we serve. This data will go on to directly influence the decision-making and how we prioritize issues in the health departments. The survey should take about 8-10 minutes to complete. Any personal…

Adair County Health Department’s New Tax Levy Proposal

Click on the link below to learn about our $.05 tax levy increase proposed on the April 7th Spring election ballot. View the Adair County Health Department’s New Tax Levy Proposal Information Packet

Health Week

Missouri celebrates National Public Health Week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 1-7, 2019, by highlighting the power of prevention, managing successful public health partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. “During the last 100 years, the average lifespan of Missourians has…

The Health Department Needs Your Help!

The Adair County Health Department is conducting a community assessment, to help us determine the direction we need to take with our next Maternal Child Health grant. With this program, we can work together to strive toward a greater quality of health care services to the community. We are asking for your help on this…

State of the Country

State of the County Address

Kirksville, Mo. — Local officials and administrators from across Adair county gathered Tuesday in Kirksville for the “State of the County Address”. This was a part of the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce “The Government in Focus” series. The meeting began with Jim LeBaron, Administrator, from the Adair County Health Department. The Health Department’s role in Adair County is…

Medication Disposal

Expired Medication Disposal

Proper disposal of medicines protects you and the Earth: Prevents poisoning of children and pets Deters misuse by teenagers and adults Avoids health problems from accidentally taking the wrong medicine, too much of the same medicine, or a medicine that is expired Keeps medicines from entering streams and rivers when poured down the drain or…

HIV Testing

WORLD AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day  was December 1, 2016 and is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Around the world, about 37 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 44,000 people get infected with HIV every year. In the United States,…

Tobacco Cessastion

TOBACCO CESSATION BENEFIT COVERED BY MO HEALTHNET Tobacco cessation counseling and nicotine replacement are covered Medicaid benefits. Missouri Medicaid (MO HealthNet) participants with behavioral or pharmacy benefits can receive: Nicotine patches and gum Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication Individual counseling Group counseling The attached flier describes the tobacco cessation benefit, and it will…

National Public Health Week - April 2016

National Public Health Week

APHA organizes the annual observance to recognize the contributions and importance of public health, which this year will be hosted from April 4-10. Check out our fact sheets to help inform everyone, from policymakers to the general public, of what we must look at to give everyone the opportunity to be healthy — and how…