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For the upcoming FFY2019-2021 Maternal Child Health Title V Block Grant Contract, our agency was required to complete a focused local assessment of our community to determine our top priority health issue. Our findings from this assessment indicated a need for improvement in preventing and reducing smoking among women of childbearing age and pregnant women. Meaning, for the next three years our agency will direct funding from this grant towards activities and programs focused on this issue. Click the following link for the full report. FFY2018 Summary of Process & Findings Report


ALERT! 3 BABY PRODUCT RECALLS from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. View the pictures below and click on the attached link for details. You can also visit for other recent recalled items.

Multipro Bassinet – Sold at Amazon

VTech Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobile – sold at Amazon, WalMart & K Mart

VTech Infant Rattle – sold at Amazon, WalMart & K Mart


An important new program at CDC is called CDC Vital Signs, launched July 6, 2010. This program is a call to action each month concerning a single, important public health topic. The program consists of several parts, including (1) an MMWR Early Release the first Tuesday of every month; (2) A professionally designed Fact Sheet for consumer audiences, a dedicated website that mirrors the Fact Sheet on the topic; (3) a media release; and (4) a series of announcements via social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) CDC believes that by focusing on a single topic using multiple media devices, the states might better identify these health problems in their area and work towards their improvement. Vital Signs will be released the first Tuesday of every month. Topics will include colorectal and breast cancer screening, obesity, alcohol, and tobacco use, access to health care, HIV testing, seat belt use, cardiovascular disease, teen pregnancy and healthcare-associated infections, asthma, and foodborne disease.


Health Advisory, Dec 18, 2017: Hepatitis A in a Restaurant Worker, Dexter, Missouri

Hepatitis A Outbreak, January 25, 2018  Press Release 1-25-18