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April 18, 2014

Idaho sees spike in Pertussis (Whooping Cough) cases in 2014

The state of Idaho, and specifically Health District 4, which encompasses Ada, Boise, Valley and Elmore counties is experiencing a spike in the number of pertussis cases in 2014.

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In the Spring 2014 Shot Line Newsletter:

  • Boise Hawks Immunization Nights
  • Summer Break: A Time for Vacation and Vaccinations
  • HPV is a Serious Disease... Make Sure Your Child is Protected!
  • Be Familiar With Yearly Immunization Schedules
  • And much more!

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Do you have unused or expired medication to dispose of?

Here’s your chance! 

Saturday, April 26th 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In Boise:

  • Boise Towne Square Mall (North Dillards parking lot)
  • Fred Meyer | 5425 W. Chinden Blvd.

Several otherlocations are planned – and more are being added.

Click here to find the location nearest you.

Food Safety and Sanitation Standards of Food Establishment Rulemaking Meetings

Tuesday, April 15 | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Boise

(additional locations planned)

Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare is conducting Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings around the State in regards to the Food Safety and Standards of Food Establishments (The Idaho Food Code). Specific areas of attention include:

  • Donated game meat
  • Person in Charge requirements
  • Communicable disease prevention and control
  • Standards for mobile and temporary food establishments
  • Cottage Food rules

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Guzzle, Idaho Food Protection Program Manager, Department of Health and Welfare, 450 W. State St. 4th Floor, Boise, ID 83720-0036. V: (208) 334-5936 F: (208) 332-7307

>> Click here to view meeting dates, time and draft meeting agenda

Spring 2014 Public Health Informer Newsletter

March 24, 2014

In this edition:

  • Overeating Learned in Infancy, Study Suggests
  • Boise Hawks Immunization Nights
  • More Evidence Shows Breastfeeding Helps Babies' Brains
  • Adolescent Relationship Abuse is Addressed in Elmore County
  • Check Your Skin
  • Immunize Your School Age Kids Now
  • It’s Your Commute… What Do You Want it to Look Like?
  • Heads Up for Head Lice

>> Click here to view

Help Build Healthier Communities

March 5, 2014

The regional transportation planning organization of Ada and Canyon counties, COMPASS, wants your input on long-range transportation plans for the area.

Comments can be submitted through April 27, 2014.

>> Click here to learn more and submit your comments.





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