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Health department gets WISEWOMAN, asthma programs

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Saline County Health Department is expanding its services even more, Administrator Lisa Thomas said at the department's board meeting Monday evening, June 8.

The WISEWOMAN program -- an extension of the Show Me Healthy Women preventive care program for underinsured and uninsured women ages 40-60 -- will provide blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, among other services.

The program will not begin until the department receives an orientation.

The health department has also received a $700 grant to help educate parents of asthmatic children. This program will be administered in conjunction with Malta Bend School because health department nurse Leslie Pointer already works the school.

Thomas also reported on the health department's fundraising for Saline County Relay for Life. The department raised about $150 at a garage sale last month, she said, and "a little over 100" raffle tickets for a Nintendo Wii have been sold.

In other new business, Assistant Administrator Russ Donnell presented the board with his Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program report on the closed point of dispensing drill held April 6.

"This looks so professional," board member Sara Kirchhoff said.

All other board members were present at the meeting. The health department board of trustees will meet again Monday evening, July 13, at 7 p.m.

Contact Sydney Stonner at marshallbusiness@socket.net

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I thought the health dept already offered the "new" services. I've had those tests done there and the blood pressure was free. So what's so new about it?

When I went there last Wed night they weren't open. Have they stopped being open one evening a week & not notified anyone?

-- Posted by barebackrider on Sat, Jun 13, 2009, at 10:44 AM

do they offer this same preventative care for underinsured men ages 40-60? either way it is a good program and a blessing they offer it...but if it was called "wiseman" someone would have a fit for sure

-- Posted by thisguy on Wed, Jun 10, 2009, at 9:07 AM

I think that this is great!

-- Posted by labgirl on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 9:10 AM

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