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  1. Photo of Harold K. Bengsch. Text to the left of photo reads--nominations open for the 2017 Harold K. Bengsch Award.

    Feb 6, 2017 - Announcing Harold K. Bengsch award honoring leadership in public health collaboration

    Perhaps no single individual has had a greater impact on public health in Greene County than Harold K. Bengsch. Read on...
  2. WIC Nutrition

    Nov 30, 2016 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2017

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for another year. Read on...
  3. Woman sick with the flu

    Oct 17, 2016 - On Behalf of the Springfield Flu Coalition: No-Cost Flu Clinics for Uninsured Adults

    Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine. Read on...
  4. Child getting immunization shot in upper arm

    July 18, 2016 - Back-To-School Immunization Clinics Begin Soon

    It may seem early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2016-17 school year. Read on...
  5. FDA Flour Recall

    June 1, 2016 - FDA recalls select Gold Medal Flour due to possible E. coli contamination

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of General Mills’ Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens flours as a result of a potential link to a multistate outbreak of E. Coli. Click here to see which products are affected.
  6. Greene County Missouri Budget Signing - Kevin Gipson speaking for SGCHD

    Jan 11, 2016 - Greene County signs budget to eliminate additional vaccine charge

    The signing of the 2016 Greene County budget today marked the elimination of an out-of-city vaccine fee Greene County residents have had to pay for immunizations. Read on...
  7. Flooding

    Dec 28, 2015 - Tips for Health and Safety After Flooding

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding. Read on...
  8. puppies.jpg

    Sept 14, 2015 - Health Department to present new ordinances promoting responsible pet ownership

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be presenting big changes to how Animal Control deals with a variety of animal issues, including aggressive, biting and nuisance dogs, tonight at Springfield’s City Council meeting. Read on...
  9. Katie Towns-Jeter

    Aug 18, 2015 - Health Department announces new assistant director

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family. Read on...
  10. Ozarks Health Commission

    July 28, 2015 - Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

    A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve. And now they need your help. Read on...
  11. Puppy

    June 23, 2015 - Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. Read on...