Hand Washing Reduces Illness

Hand Washing Reduces Illness

Washing your hands with soap and water can have a major impact on health. Washing your hands properly has been shown to reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths, foodborne illnesses and outbreaks, respiratory infections, and absences from school and work. Taking...
kNOw Meth Burnett County

kNOw Meth Burnett County

November is National Methamphetamine (meth) Awareness Month.  The goal this month is to call attention to meth by educating the community about the effects it is having on families. This is done in anticipation that it will reduce the demand for this highly-addictive...
Everyone Deserves a Home

Everyone Deserves a Home

Homelessness means having no home and living in emergency shelters, transitional housing or safe havens. The big question is: why are people homeless?   One reason is because there is a lack of affordable housing and the limited scale of housing assistance programs...
The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

I challenge you to quit smoking for one day. It may seem impossible because quitting is a long and hard process but I believe you can do it. By quitting – even for 1 day – you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk. You...