A five-county public health department is being explored by Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties.
The Horizon Community Health Board aims to integrate three public health departments included in the five counties.
For more than a decade, communities across the country have celebrated National Public Health Week each April in recognition of the advancements in public health that serve to protect and improve the health of all people.
You could best describe the arrival of H1N1 vaccine in our community by saying that it is “trickling” in at a very slow rate. Although Douglas County has received very small amounts of H1N1 vaccine, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has provided very specific guidance as to which individuals are to receive these initial doses of vaccine, those being individuals considered to be at the very highest risk of complications from the H1N1 virus.
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