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Staying Safe in a Tornado
To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. On April 27, 2011, a series of deadly tornadoes destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa, Cullman, Birmingham and rural ...
Develop a Family Disaster Plan
Families can cope with disasters by preparing in advance and working together as a team. If something were to happen, how would you contact one another, how would you get to a safe place, and what would you do in different emergency situations? Planning what to do before a disaster ...
Lightning: Information for Outdoor Recreation
If you are caught in a lightning storm while camping, climbing, or hiking, it is often difficult to find a protected place. However, you can avoid lightning injuries by taking certain precautions during outdoor recreation: Check the forecast. Before hiking or climbing in the mountains, always check the weather forecast. Thunderstorms ...
Protect Yourself from the Common Cold
Learn how to protect yourself from the common cold. " Common colds are caused by viruses. A sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of infection, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover within 10 days." Learn simple prevention tips at ...


Kathy Nutrition

With March as National Nutrition Month and spring gardens just around the corner, this is a good time to focus on healthy eating.  I’m sure you’ve heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Have you heard that it’s easier to buy a beer in Allen County than it is to buy an apple?

Eating healthy food doesn’t just depend on what we want to eat. It also depends on what we have access to.  Employees have a hard time snacking on healthy food if they are surrounded by candy jars/vending machines. Children can’t eat healthy food at home if parents don’t buy it.  And it’s hard to buy fruits and vegetables if the store near you doesn’t stock them. I invite you to explore activities related to healthy eating powered by Allen County Public Health, as well as the healthy menu challenge and other activities powered by Activate Allen County . How can you get involved in making healthy food choices easier in Allen County?

Yours in good health,

Kathy Luhn, Allen County Health Commissioner

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Rape Crisis Services of Allen and Putnam Counties will be holding this movie event on April 22 at 7pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Movie Viewing and Discussion of The Invisible War

April 22, 2014, 7:00pm

RapeCrisis Services of Allen and Putnam Counties

The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow about sexual assault in the United States military. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award.[2] The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards. In 2010, 108,121 veterans screened positive for military sexual trauma, and 68,379 had at least one Veterans Health Administration outpatient visit for related conditions. Also in 2010, The Department of Defense processed reports of 3,198 new assaults but estimated the actual number of assaults to be closer to 19,000. However, these reports only resulted in convictions against 244 perpetrators.

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Health Department and WIC offices will be closed on Tuesday, April 8 from 8-9 a.m.

Our Daily Bread is on a quest to grow a healthier community and needs your support! Visit and vote! Voting ends 4/21.

Our Facebook page is up to a whopping 135 likes...woo hoo!! We'd love to get to 150. Please tell your friends to like our page.

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National Walking Day is today! Where are you walking?

Today is National Walking Day. Lace up your sneakers and get out and walk!

March 16-22 is designated as Poison Prevention Week. Poisonings cause more than 35,000 deaths per year and 700,000 visits to ER's.

Today is Kick Butts Day. Make Tobacco History!

Reminder from the Allen Co. Safe Communities Coalition: Extra law enforcement will be out today due to St. Pat's Day.

St. Patrick's Day is coming. There will be overtime enforcement throughout the upcoming weekend. Remember our friend the leprechaun . . .