Safe Rider Program

Who is this program for?

This program is for low-income families who travel on Texas highways.

What are the requirements for families?

Self-certification of financial need.
Have a vehicle and a working safety belt
(lap and shoulder belt required for booster seats).
Attend a one-hour class in order to learn how to use the
safety seat correctly.
One seat per family.
Unlimited education assistance, …

National Heatstroke Prevention Day July 31st

By Acting Fast, You Can Save a Young Life.

Sample Social Media Posts
No child should die of #heatstroke from being left alone in a hot car! Share this badge if you want to help stop this 100-percent-preventable tragedy. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby
Act fast. Save a life. If you see a child alone in a hot vehicle, call 911 …

Health officials find probable local Zika infection

The Texas Department of State Health Services and Hidalgo County Health and Human Services have determined a Hidalgo County resident who previously had a Zika infection was most likely infected in Texas. Because the individual has not recently traveled outside the area or had any other risk factors, the infection was probably transmitted by a …

High Blood Pressure Study!

HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? and LIVING IN JASPER OR NEWTON COUNTY?
JNCPHD is seeking participants for a High Blood Pressure study being conducted by Texas Pharmacy Association.
Persons taking blood pressure medication and having had at least two high blood pressure readings can participate.
Interested persons can call Lillie at (409)384-6829, Extension 230.

CDC MMWR New Podcast Covering The 2009 H1N1 Outbreak.

CDC’s MMWR is pleased to present the latest podcast in the “Defining Moments in MMWR History” series. Listen as
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, Editor-in-Chief of MMWR, interviews
Dr. Dan Jernigan, Director of CDC’s Influenza Division, who shares his first-hand account of investigating novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infections in two children from California. First identified in April of …

Medicaid Update

WHO: Amerigroup
WHAT: Providing information on:
Transitioning from Medicaid for
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Services Program
(MBCCS Medicaid) to Managed Care
(Medicaid changes begin September 1, 2017)
WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
WHERE: Jasper Newton County Public Health District
139 West Lamar Street
Jasper, TX 75951