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...
#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely...
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...
American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is no longer a word we rarely hear. In fact, we hear it quite frequently. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States but do you know what diabetes is? Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. Most...
Early Detection Saves Lives

Early Detection Saves Lives

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more common in women. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer...
Together Against Bullying

Together Against Bullying

At first glance, many people might think bullying is easy to define. Their first image of bullying might be of a physically intimidating boy beating up a smaller classmate. While that would still be considered bullying today, parents need to know that bullying...