Novel (new) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
On February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an official name for the disease causing the novel (new) coronavirus outbreak. The new name is COVID-19.
The CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) continue to consider COVID-19 of serious public health concern. However, based on current information, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to the general American public still remains low at this time.
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds.
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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
COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2016-2018 Community Health Improvement Plan
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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 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement about the federal minimum purchase age of tobacco products. Read the full statement here:
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
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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