National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities.
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries.
Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.
We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:
Medication safety and prescription painkiller abuse
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, in compliance with the provisions of State Statute Sections 13-501 to 13-512, that the Southeast District Health Board will host a Conference Call on the 8th day of June, 2016 from 12 PM to1 PM in the conference room at the offices of Southeast District Health Department, 2511 Schneider Ave, Auburn, NE, for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions or observations of taxpayers relating to the proposed budget. The budget detail is available at the office of the Director, 2511 Schneider Ave, Auburn NE during regular business hours. Questions may be addressed to the Director at (877)-777-0424.
Epidemiologist Job Opening
Southeast District Health Department is looking to fill the full time position of Public Health Epidemiologist. Southeast District Health Department is a five county health department located in Auburn, NE servicing a population of 39,000 residents. The counties covered by Southeast District Health Department are Otoe, Nemaha, Johnson, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties.
Bachelor degree Public Health, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Nursing (BSN), Statistics, or Mathematics. Master’s degree preferred.
Manage surveillance and data analysis efforts for the health department.
Conduct investigation of reported suspected and confirmed cases of reportable communicable diseases and other physiological diseases.
Interview designated infected individuals in person and by telephone to ensure the individual is aware of the condition and symptoms of the condition and document activities for each interview.
Identify and document “at risk” contacts of infected individuals.
Complete required reports for each case, and update data pertaining to reported cases of communicable diseases.
Assist in the implementation of appropriate disease control activities during local disease outbreaks.
Summarize data and develop summaries and statistical graphics for use in community presentations, manuscripts, grant proposals, and funding applications.
Review departmental data needs and capabilities in order to maximize the quality and usefulness of information generated.
Assist other programs in developing surveys and data collection techniques for assessment and planning purposes.
Prepare reports and analysis as requested by community organizations or as directed by supervisor.
Basis Skills Required
Knowledge of and the ability to summarize data into technical reports, charts, graphs, and tables.
Knowledge of communicable disease transmission, control, and prevention.
Knowledge of medical, biological, and scientific terminology.
Ability to operate in a team setting.
Ability to operate standard office equipment in the performance of job duties.
Ability to plan and organize a personal work schedule, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to perform job duties with thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Ability to effectively communicate with professional colleagues, health providers, and the public.
Interested candidates feeling they meet these specifications are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailing address: Attention Kevin Cluskey, 2511 Schneider Ave, Auburn, NE 68305.
Congratulations to Colonial Acres Nursing Home
COLONIAL ACRES RECOGNIZED FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS The Southeast Nebraska Healthcare Coalition has announced that Colonial Acres of Humboldt has received a grant for $5000to support its disaster preparedness efforts. In order for Colonial Acres to qualify for the grant, the management staff completed National Incident Management Courses.These courses provide a framework which is nationally recognized to deal with any type of situation, including emergencies.Colonial Acres of Humboldt has also completed extensive work on their emergency plan to put them in compliance with theCenters for Medicare Services proposed disaster preparedness regulations. For the last 3 years, the Colonial Acres has participated in preparedness drills and exercises on a community and regionalscope. The grant monies are to be used to purchase equipment which Colonial Acres has identified through annual assessments andexercises as necessary to assist in providing for the safety of their residents.
Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Each year up to 22,000 deaths in the United States are attributed to radon-induced lung cancer. In Nebraska one out of every two homes tested has high radon levels, so it is important to test your home.
Free Radon Test Kites
Southeast District Health Department is offering free radon test kits. The kits are available by contacting the Southeast District Health Department or at the Southeast District Health Department’s traveling Immunization Clinics.
Testing is done by using a short-term test kit (3-7 days). Test kits come with instructions and postage paid packaging to submit tests to a lab. Radon test results can be checked online and if additional testing or radon mitigation is necessary, you can contact the Nebraska Radon Program online at www.dhhs.ne.gov/radon or by calling 800-334-9491.
To obtain a radon test kit or for more information contact Southeast District Health Department at 877-777-0424.
Pertusssis (Whooping cough) is verycontagious and can cause serious illness - especially in infants who are too young to be fully vaccinated. Make sure your infants and young children get their recommended five shots on time. Adolescent and adult vaccination is also important, especailly for families with new infants.
Southeast District Health Department is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson counties. The attached survey will capture how residents feel about the current health of their community and what they find to be of the most importance. The results of the survey will be used to write up a Community Health Assessment. Please take a moment to answer a few short questions about your community. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Legal Aid of Nebraska provides assistance to low-income people, families, Native Americans, people diagnosis with breast cancer, and elderly people in civil (non-criminal) matters. Qualifying for help may be based on income and assets of all people living in your home. It is also based on the type of legal problem you have. If our household income is not more than 125% of the federal poverty level and you have few assets you may qualify for Legal Aid's assistance. Some exceptions apply to these guidelines. If you are age 60 or older, these financial eligibility guidelines may not apply.
Legal Aid of Nebraska does not handle criminal matters in state or federal court, personal injury or workers’ compensation cases. Legal Aid of Nebraska’s legal services are free; however, clients may have to pay court costs.
Funding for online intake provided by the Lozier Corporation Foundation and the Nebraska Legal Aid and Services Fund. To learn more or to apply go to Legal Aid Nebraska.
Many people consider mold an inconvenience in a wet basement or poorly ventilated bathroom. But molds can be much more than just an inconvenience - they can affect the health of you and your house. Frequently asked quesetions and their answers.
Looking for a place to get rid of your used insulin needles?
1) Put them in an empty container like milk, coffee or laundry detergent containers.
2) Put the lid on tight
3) Put tape over the lid and down the side of the container
4) Mark with black marker on the outside of the container in big letter"NEEDLES"
5) Put the container BESIDE your trash on your trash pickup day. Do NOT put it in your trash. Your trash men will pick it up.
Mailing Address: 2511 Schneider Ave Auburn NE 68305
Toll Free: 877-777-0424
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