Assists individuals of all cultures to assume responsibility for their own health through education and outreach services. The Division responds to public information needs or issues related to health and safety, and works collaboratively with other community entities to formulate responses to issues which impact public health. Major program areas ...
Unintentional injury prevention education and safety device (i.e. car seats and bicycle helmets) distribution as available.
Education on bicycle safety, car seat safety, burn and fire prevention, toy safety, playground safety, sports injury prevention, water safety, and distracted driving.
Child safety seat inspections by appo...
Health promotion education.
Public health nursing.
Car seat fitting stations.
Bike safety events.
Disease investigation of food poisoning, influenza, rabies and West Nile virus.
Early education and family support program free to all families with children prenatal to kindergarten entry. Parent educators provide home visits, developmental screenings, and resource and referral for early childhood resources in Harrison County. GetTogether meetings offered 12 or more times a year.
Bright Beginnings program for Har...
Provides infant seats, toddler seats and booster seats to income eligible clients for a nominal fee. Car seats are installed and child safety seat education is provided to clients by trained technicians.
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY provides Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, who are available to help educate parents and caregivers about proper use and installation of car seats and connect low-income families with a resource. ONLY HAVE CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS--DO NOT OFFER ANY INFANT CARRIER CAR SEATS THROUGH THIS PROGRAM. Convertible car seat i...
Provides the following services: home health care (skilled nursing, home care aids, homemakers), immunizations, dental services, prenatal education, new baby home visits, lead poisoning prevention, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
Child safety seat check events in the area.
Child safety seat inspections provided free of charge. If new seat is needed, they are sold at a reduced rate if the child has Medicaid, Kids Connection, or WIC.