Tag Archives: Scotland County Health Department

New Year… New You!  SC Health Department Offers Tips on Heart Health

Scotland County Health Department – As we begin a new year many of us set goals for improving our health. Heart Disease continues to be the leading cause of death and disease among men and women across the nation, and particularly here in Northeast Missouri. As a way to help individuals get a baseline with […]

Scotland County Health Department Relocating to New Facility

After 16 years on the Scotland County Hospital campus, the local health department will be relocating to a new facility in October. The Scotland County Health Department will be moving into a new facility at 214 W. Madison Street in the coming weeks. Construction was recently completed on the 24×72 building that was built by […]

Community Emergency Response Team Training to be Held in May

Do you want to be better prepared to help yourself, your family, your neighbors and your community after a disaster strikes? With debris-clogged or damaged roads, disrupted communications and the high volume of calls to emergency response personnel, you could be on your own for at least the first 72 hours after a disaster. Community […]

Safety Coalition Recognizes Zero Highway Fatalities in Scotland County

In 2014, there were no fatalities on roads in Scotland County, and while “zero” is a good thing to celebrate in this case, the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety and its partners recognize there are many counties throughout northeast Missouri who weren’t as fortunate.  “While we had four counties in northeast Missouri who had zero […]

Scotland County Health Department Practices Emergency Response

On May 13th the Scotland County Health Department along with the Department of Health and Senior Services CERT team held a tabletop exercise to practice local public health’s response to an emergency. The scenario was a tornado that traveled a path from west to east down Highway 136 for 2 miles, destroying facilities and homes […]

Health Department Recognizing National Public Health Week

Scotland County Health Department is recognizing National Public Health Week by promoting this year’s theme, “Public Health: Start Here, Better Health, Better Missouri”. Nearly 7 out of 10 Missourians who die each year will die of a chronic disease. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer are among the most common and costly, yet most preventable, of […]