The Wichita Falls - Wichita County Public Health District is pleased to announce that Wichita County has been selected to be part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from September 21 - November 19, 2018.
What is NHANES?
- The Purpose of the survey is to gather information to assess the health and nutritional status of children and adults in United States.
How is Data Collected?
- Step 1: Home-based interviews with CDC employee.
- Step 2: (Based on eligibility): Mobile Examination Centers
- Blood Pressure Testing - Height & Weight Measurements Oral Health Screening with Dentist - Laboratory Tests on Blood & Urine
What are the Benefits to Participating?
- Many measurement/ tests performed are unique and not commonly done in doctors offices during routine physical exams.
- Chance for participants to take important tests and gain additional health information about themselves.
- Tests are at no expense to participants
- NHANES will pay back participants for transportation and baby/elder care.
We along with the City of Wichita Falls City Manager, Wichita County Medical Society, Area Agency on Aging, Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom Jr., Wichita Falls Chief of Police, the Chamber of Commerce, MSU, United Way, and the Wichita County Sheriff's Office strongly support this essential survey of our nation's health and nutrition status.
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|The Texas Healthy Communities Program recognized Wichita County for its efforts to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and other chronic diseases by assessing existing environments, implementing changes and adopting health practices to reduce risk factors for chronic diseases. This year Wichita County has received the highest recognition, the Gold Level. We have come a long way but there is still much to do. Contact Will Carter at (940)761-7838 or email at william.carter@
COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT
In collaboration with the Health Coalition of Wichita County, the Health District is in the process of updating the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The following is a draft of the CHA, for which we are seeking input from the community. Please send any comments, questions or concerns regarding this draft report to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a collaborative, important process that allows the community to truly look at the overall picture of health in Wichita County. Your input is highly valuable in this process.
2016 Community Health Assessment
|2016-2020 Strategic Plan|
REPORTABLE AND NOTIFIABLE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS
It is vital that the Health Department is notified of suspected or diagnosed case of a disease classified as a “Reportable Communicable Disease” or “Notifiable Condition.” Information on reporting can be found through the Communicable Disease and Disease Reporting section of this website.
WICHITA FALLS WICHITA COUNTY SMOKING ORDINANCE
|Wichita Falls Wichita County Smoking Ordinance can be found on the
following link. Smoking Ordinance
Tobacco retailers are now under new guidelines as the FDA regulates
e-cigarettes as of August 8th, 2016!
Press Release Aug. 19, 2016
For full rules please refer to FDA's website at http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/RulesRegulationsGuidance/ucm394909.htm.
The Model Tobacco-Free Campus Policy is a template which is intended to assist and guide a business that is interested in modifying their current tobacco policy in order to keep current with social norms, to meet federal, state, or local mandates, to bring down the cost of providing health insurance, or to improve the productivity and general health of their employees. In order to make the document a real and important asset to business, it is available in electronic format from the Wichita County Tobacco Prevention and Control
Model Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Summary
Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Template
WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR WICHITA COUNTY
Looking for ways to stay fit? Want to quit tobacco? Need to get active? Seeking ways to keep the kids occupied? Check out the Wellness Resources for Wichita County. This site will provide you and your family with fun and healthy activities available locally. Being active is important for your overall well-being. When you combine that with a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco in all its forms, you can reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
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WICHITA FALLS TRAIL SYSTEM APP
Wichita Falls Trail System is a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of healthy exercise and enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery in our parks and along our stream corridors. It currently consists of over 18 miles of concrete trail, but once completed, the resulting city-wide Circle Trail will be approximately 24 miles. Here you can check out the trail, browse the beautiful photos, find parking, restrooms and plenty of things to do along the trail under Points of Interest. http://www.wftrailsystem.com/
LOOKING FOR HEALTHY RESTAURANT OPTIONS?
Where can I find the approved Eat Well Options?
The restaurant may have a second menu, menu insert or have it display. Just ask the staff for their approved Eat Well menu. If they do not have one, invite them to visit www.eatwellwichitacounty.com to find out how to become a participating restaurant.
DIVISIONS OF THE HEALTH DISTRICT
•TPCC Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition