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This week is National Infant Immunization Week. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease or death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. # ivax2protect
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Applications are now available for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program provides low-income older adults with $30 in checks that can be exchanged for fresh, nutritious, locally grown foods at farmers' markets and roadside stands.
If you are interested in the program, Vivian with Health Navigation can help you apply. Call 515-993-3750 to find out more.
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Housing structures can protect us from extreme weather and provide safe environments for families to live, learn, grow, and form social bonds. However, houses and apartments can also be unhealthy or safe environments. For example, almost 1 in 4 homes in the US is estimated to contain lead-based paint which is harmful to the brain and nervous system; Asthma can be exacerbated by indoor allergens such as mold and dust; and uneven flooring or lack of ramps can lead to falls and injuries.
In order to keep homes safe in Dallas County, Habitat for Humanity does Rock the Block events each year. The goal of Rock the Block is to bring together families, partners, and volunteers to repair homes and improve housing conditions. Upcoming Rock the Block events are listed below. If you or someone you know is in need of home repairs OR you would like to volunteer at these events, please visit www.dallascountyhabitat.org.
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We had a great time at the 'Connecting to Older Adults' event this past Saturday, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County and Dallas County 4-H & Clover Kids!
Rhonda and Vivian (picture below) were there to talk about Health Navigation - a program that connects clients with resources to meet their needs. This may include assistance filling out paperwork, completing phone calls, and learning how to navigate the healthcare system. To refer someone to Health Navigation or learn more, please call 515-993-3750.