Are you prepared? Emergencies happen everyday, it is important that our community is prepared for whatever may happen. Lewis County Public Health will be holding a Emergency Preparedness Drill to test the Mass Anitibiotic Dispensing Plan. By partcipating you will receive mock medication and education, you will also be entered to WIN A PRIZE! All participants can expect to be through the drill within 15 minutes. Please Pre-register by June 23rd.
When: June 24th 2015 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Lowville Academy Central School
Is your pet due for their rabies vaccine? Countryside Veterinary Clinic and Lewis County Public Health have partnered to bring you the following Spring Rabies Clinics:
May 4th Contableville Fire Hall 7-8pm
May 6th Copenhagen Fire Hall 7-8pm
May 7th Osceola Town Barn 7-8pm
May 11th Harrisville Fire Hall 7-8pm
May 13th Lyons Falls Fire Hall 7-8:30pm
May 14th New Bremen Fire Hall 7-8:30pm
May 18th Lowville Town Barn 7-8:30pm
A $10 donation per pet is suggested to defray the cost of the vaccine and clinic staffing. All pets must be vaccinated, even if an indoor pet. If an unvaccinated pet bites- it must be confined for 10 days in an approved kennel/shelter @ owners expense. All animals need 2 shots one year apart, then every 3 years. Please have all dogs on a leash and cats & ferrets in a carrier or strong pillow case/sack. Please provide a record of previous vaccination.
Lewis County Public Health is excited to announce the new Take Charge with Diabetes Program, a health education program designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and Diabetes management. This is a 6 session program where participants will learn techniques to handle fatigue, stress, pain and the emotions of Diabetes. Participants will also learn appropriate exercise for their condition, healthy eating and monitoring, skin and foot care, and appropriate use of medciation. For more information on the program call Lewis County Public Health at (315)-376-5453
Lewis County Public Health is excited to announce the new NYS Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) , a proven way to prevent diabetes in people who have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes, by making small lifestyle changes. The DPP meets in a small group for just one hour every week for 16 weeks. Trained lifestyle coaches leads the weekly sessions to help you improve your food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes.To find out more information call LCPH at (315) 376-5453.
Do you want to be part of a strong, healthy, and prepared community? Join the Central New York Medical Reserve Corps (CNYMRC) today. The CNYMRC is a group of professional volunteers willing to assist communities during public health emergencies, such as pandemic illness, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism. The volunteers are potential responders who have been credentialed and trained in advance. The CNYMRC serves the following counties Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins. To learn more or to join the CNYMRC click here.
Lewis County Public Health is currently accepting applications for a Summer Marketing Intern funded by Pratt Northam Foundation. Applicants must meet the eligibilty requirements as posted on the PRATT NORTHAM FOUNDATION WEBSITE. Interested applicants can send in a resume to Marcia Ashline's attention. Interested applicants can also call Marcia Ashline at 376-5453 for more information.