St. Clair County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force
The St. Clair County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force examines this serious public health issue:
Inside St. Clair County
“Inside St. Clair County” on ebw.tv channel featured knowledgeable health department staff highlighting the upcoming flu session and food safety.
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Watch "We're Not Buying It".
Watch and share this two-minute video, which reveals the lengths food industries go to promoting unhealthy foods to kids,
including advertising in their classrooms. A Spanish-language version,
“No nos la tragamos” is also available.
Why shop at a farmers market? Watch this video,
Farmers Markets: Fresh, Nutritious, Local
to learn about the benefits of buying fresh, nutritious, delicious and locally grown foods. Hear a
Nutrition.gov registered dietitian talk with shoppers and farmers. Then go visit your local farmers
market for the freshest food in season!
This educational and compelling video,
Vaccine Preventable Disease - The Forgotten Story: Facing Influenza,
conveys the importance of receiving the influenza (flu) vaccine. These three families all share
their story with the hopes of educating other parents about the importance of vaccination for
influenza, more commonly known as the flu. They have experienced tremendous trial, loss, and
hardship and their lives have been forever changed.
Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of
opting out. Watch the NOVA special Vaccines—Calling the Shots
A local mom's personal story of her baby's death from Pertussis and a testimonial of a
woman who suffered a serious bout of H1N1: Watch Video
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Nuclear Power Repository
OPG Nuclear Power Repository Presentation - February 26, 2014
Public Health and Prevention
Healthiest Nation in One Generation
Now that President Obama has signed the new health reform law, we need to continue our efforts
through the implementation process to make our country the healthiest nation in one generation.
However, while universal access to health care is vital to improving the health of our nation, it
is just one element of reforming our health system.
Public health and the prevention strategies that it promotes form the foundation for health system
reform. Delivering resources to entire communities has more positive health impacts on people than
individual interventions alone. Population-based programs address main causes of disease, disability
and health disparities for a wide range of people and can help achieve increased value for our
health dollar. These programs, in conjunction with stronger health care coverage and delivery, will
lead to a true change in our nation’s health
“Together, we can do better”.