Mission Statement:

To protect and promote public health
providing quality care and education

Apr 17 2014

Safe Rider Program

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car seats

Who is this program for?

  • This program is for low-income families who travel on Texas highways.
  • What are the requirements for families?
  1. Self-certification of financial need.
  2. Have a vehicle and a working safety belt
  3. (lap and shoulder belt required for booster seats).
  4. Attend a one-hour class in order to learn how to use the
  5. safety seat correctly.
  6. One seat per family.
  7. Unlimited education assistance, one time seat assistance.
  8. Parents must pre-register for class.

To register for a Safe Rider class, contact the program director at 409-384-6829 EXT 241.

Jul 17 2014

Texas Investigating Measles Exposures at Kansas Softball Event

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Texas Department of State Health Services
July 17, 2014

Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a measles health alert after being notified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that more than 30 Texas residents may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease at a Wichita, Kansas, softball event during the July 4th weekend.

At least three recreational softball teams from Texas traveled to Wichita to participate in the informal tournament held at the South Lakes Sports Complex. DSHS is investigating to get additional details about the event and who may have been exposed. DSHS has not yet identified any Texas measles cases associated with the event.

DSHS urges anyone in Texas who attended the event to call the department (512-776-7676) to report the potential exposure.

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Jun 16 2014

Culturally Effective Health Care Training

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WHO: Paula Hughes with the Texas Department State Health Services

WHAT: “Culturally Effective Health Care” Training offered at NO CHARGE
1.5 hours CEU and Ethics Training: Nurses, Social Workers Physicians &
Physician Assistants (other medical assistants, EMTs, etc. can submit their certificate to their
own governing boards and they are usually approved.)

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

WHERE: Jasper Newton County Public Health District
139 West Lamar Street
Jasper, Texas 75951

Seating is limited, so please contact our office as soon as possible to reserve a space:

Contact: Vicki Payne
409-384-6829, Ext. 250 or
e-mail: vpaynejncphd@hotmail.com

Jun 02 2014

Food Service Inspections May 2014

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5/01 Rice Bowl 17620 SH 87S Call
New Management
4 Demerits No hair restraint

5/12 KCISD JH Cafeteria Kirbyville
3 Demerits Open coffee cup w/coffee in food prep area

5/12 KCISD Elem Cafeteria Kirbyville
0 Demerits

5/12 KCISD HS Cafeteria Kirbyville
0 Demerits

5/12 Shady Acres Nursing Home 450 Shady Acres Lane Newton
0 Demerits

5/12 Brookshire Bros. #14 609 W Court Newton
3 Demerits HW sink blocked.

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Apr 28 2014


Published by under Immunizations

Immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect their infants from 14 serious childhood diseases before age 2. Vaccinate your child according to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule for safe, proven disease protection.

Call JNCPHD at 409-384-6829 to see if your child is eligible for vaccines through the Texas Vaccines for Children program.

This is a program for children who otherwise may not have access to the recommended childhood vaccines.

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