Health District

HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS
-Having problems with rats, check out our Rat Facts!  
     
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DIVISIONS OF THE HEALTH DISTRICT
Administration
Animal Services
Emergency Preparedness
General Environmental
Laboratory/Water Pollution 
Nursing/Personal Health
TPCC Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition
Vital Statistics
WIC

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Service Brochure

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: amy.fagan@wichitafallstx.gov 
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

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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.
Tobacco-Free E-Policy
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
Coalition.
 
  

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.

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? CHECK OUR POR VIDA!
       Health Coalition LogoPor Vida Logo
Participating Restaurants
Click here for participating menu items
Golden Chick
Gutierrez Restaurant
Gypsy Kit
Luby's Cafeteria
Market Street McDonald's
United Supermarket

¡Por Vida!
is a restaurant recognition program that helps adults and children make healthier food choices by identifying those menu items that meet nutritional guidelines. Restaurants can play an active role in the health of the community. When you choose ¡Por Vida!, you make a better choice “For Life”!

Where can I find the approved ¡Por Vida! Options?

The restaurant may have a second menu, menu insert or have it display. Just ask the staff for their approved ¡Por Vida! menu. If they do not have one, invite them to visit
www.eatwellwichitacounty.com to find out how to become a participating restaurant. The approved ¡Por Vida! options are also here.