Presentation on theme: "Van Buren/Cass District Health Department"— Presentation transcript:
1Van Buren/Cass District Health Department Hartford/Dowagiac/Cassopolis
2Locations and Hours of operation Van Buren County Main Office (269) CR 681 Hartford MI Cass County Main Office (269) M-62 North Cassopolis MI Satellite Office (269) Main Street, Suite B Dowagiac MI Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm Fridays 8am-4pm
4Michigan Public Health Code Act 368 of 1978 stipulates that each county must have a city, county, or district health department
5Michigan Public Health Code (Act 368 of 1978) A local health department shall continually and diligently endeavor to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote the public health through organized programs, including:prevention and control of environmental health hazards;prevention and control of diseases;prevention and control of health problems of particularly vulnerable population groups;development of health care facilities and health services delivery systems;and regulation of health care facilities and health services delivery systems to the extent provided by law.
6Michigan Public Health Code (Act 368 of 1978) A local health department shall: (summarized)Implement and enforce laws regarding local health.Utilize vital and health statistics for the purpose of protecting the public health.Make investigations and inquiries as to the causes of disease, morbidity and mortality, and especially of epidemics.Plan, implement, and evaluate health education.Plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition services.
8Board of Health Members 2013 Don Hanson, Van Buren Commissioner, ChairpersonDwight (Skip) Dyes, Cass Commissioner, Vice-ChairpersonRichard Freestone, Van Buren Co CommissionerVicki Vaughn, Member at Large/CassAnnie File, Cass Co CommissionerRobert Linderman, Member at Large/Van BurenBradley Randall DDS, Member at Large/Van BurenBack: Robert Linderman, Vicki Vaughn, Richard Freestone & Bradley RandallFront: Skip Dyes & Don HansonMissing: Annie Files
9Mission StatementThe MISSION of Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is to promote AND contribute to the highest level of health possible for the people of Van Buren and Cass County by:* Identifying & reducing health risks in the community,* Detecting, investigating & preventing the spread of disease,* Promoting health lifestyles,* Promoting a safe & healthful environment,* Promoting the availability of accessible quality health care services through the private sector, and* Providing quality health care services to those with limited resources and access.
10Health Improvement Plan The Van Buren/Cass District Health Department collaborates with the local hospitals, health care providers, local businesses, area schools, social service agencies, human service agencies and the community at large to address the health priorities of Van Buren & Cass County residents. Here is a partial list of agencies/community partners:Early ChildhoodEarly Care & Education Task Force-VBVB Local Interagency Coord. CouncilChild Death ReviewProject Great Start CollaborativeEarly On/Project FindPoverty/HousingVB/Cass HSCCVB/Cass Continuum of CareTri-County Bridges Out of PovertyAccess to CareKalamazoo Center for Medical StudiesState Loan Repayment ProgramSubstance AbuseGirls on Run/TrackVB Drug Treatment CourtSchool & Community Prevention Prog.Emergency Preparedness5th District Medical Response Coalition, Modular Emergency Medical System Committee & Homeland Security & Emergency Management Planning TeamVB/Cass Local Emergency Planning CommitteeVB/Cass Homeland Security Planning TeamOral Health CareKalamazoo Valley Community CollegeLocal Dental Oversight CommitteeSchool and Community Prevention ProgramImmunizationsMCIRPrimary Care Physicians
11What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services Environmental HealthPrivate & Public Water Supplies Inspections & ConsultationNuisance Control InspectionsCampground Inspections, Consultations & ReviewHousing Inspections & ConsultationsFood Sanitation Inspections, Consultations & Plan ReviewSubdivision Control Consultations & ReviewAir & Water Pollution Investigations & ConsultationsNon-Community Water Supply Inspections & ConsultationsWater & Sewer Evaluation for Home LoansOn-site sewage Disposal Permits, Consultation, Inspections & Plan ReviewRodent & Insect Control Inspections & ConsultationsSoil Evaluations for Vacant Land to Determine Acceptability of On-Site Sewage DisposalGroundwater DatabaseRadon Testing & Abatement ConsultationBeach MonitoringBody Art Licensing
12What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services cont. Personal HealthVision & Hearing ScreeningsImmunizationsSexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Screenings & TreatmentAIDS Counseling & TestingChildren’s Special Health Care ServicesTuberculosis Screening & TreatmentPrenatal Care AssistanceJail HealthCommunicable Disease ControlMI-Child Healthy KidsHealth Promotions & MarketingAdvertising thru media & community awareness programsPromoting Programs to various groups, schools, clubs, etc.Develop Health Promotional MaterialConduct Presentations on Health Issues and their PreventionCurriculum Consultations as Needed
13What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services cont. Reproductive HealthComprehensive Medical ExamsBreast, Cervical & Testicular Cancer ScreeningsPregnancy Testing & ReferralsEducation & CounselingFertility Counseling & ReferralsMammogram ReferralsCommunity, Schools & Individual Education CounselingVarious Comprehensive Contraceptive MethodsScreening & Treatment for STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections)Routine Gynecological CareSterilization ConsultationPlan First EnrollmentDentalComprehensive Oral ExamProphies (cleaning)X-RaysFluoride Treatment]Oral Hygiene Instruction/EducationSealantsRestorationsExtractionsWhiteningDentures and PartialsCrownsSpace Maintainers
14What We Do: Essential Local Public Health Services cont. Substance Abuse:Individual, Family & Group CounselingAcupunctureRelapse Prevention GroupNew Direction Treatment ProgramSubstance Abuse Driver License EvaluationPrevention/Educational ServicesReferral ServicesVictim Impact PanelJail ServicesWomen’s Specialty ServicesMethamphetamine Task ForceGirls on The Run/Girls on TrackVan Buren Task ForceEmergency ManagementRadiological Response Team Planning for the Palisades Nuclear Power PlanSupport Partner Agencies planning in Protecting Life & Property during Biological, Chemical or Radiological EventsEmergency Response Plan Consultation & AssistanceDrill/Exercise Design & Implementation