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.

Oct 22 2014

Training on intimate partner violence

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Training on intimate partner violence will be offered on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Jasper Newton County Public Health District Office located at 139 West Lamar Street in Jasper, Texas.

Persons interested in attending should contact Vicki Payne at 409-384-6829, Ext. 250.

Oct 07 2014

Food Service Inspections September 2014

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Jasper Newton County Public Health District September 2014 Food Service Inspections

9/15 Jasper Nutrition Center 409 N Fletcher Jasper
No Cooking
0 Demerits

9/15 Little Caesar’s 335 E Gibson Jasper
26 Demerits No hair restraints
Drink sitting on Dough roller
Entire food service area needs cleaning
Will re-inspect in 24 hrs.

9/15 Elijah’s Café 201 W Gibson Jasper
7 Demerits Bulk storage containers not labeled
Tables in dining were not cleaned after last shift
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Sep 23 2014

Food Service Inspections June 2014

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Jasper Newton  County Public Health District Food Service Inspections for June 2014

6/16 Jasper Center Based 105 Collier Jasper
Head Start
0 Demerits

6/17 Family Dollar #5342 580 W Gibson Jasper
No Cooking
4 Demerits Food Items displayed directly on floor

6/26 Kirbyville Nutrition Center 212 W Lamb Kirbyville
6 Demerits Bleach stored on shelf over clean pots and pans
Ice scoop laying on service cart

6/26 Family Dollar #6471 1115 S Margaret Kirbyville
No Cooking
0 Demerits
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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

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