The Cowley County Health Department was originally established in 1941, being among the first eighteen health departments formed in the State of Kansas. In July, 1946 the cities of Arkansas City and Winfield joined with the county to form the City-Cowley County Health Department.
Holiday Food Safety - Temperature at a Glance
Use this chart and a food thermometer to ensure that meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods reach a safe minimum internal temperature during your big holiday celebrations. Remember, you can’t tell whether meat is safely cooked by looking at it.
For more food safety information (including preparing eggnog, turkey and ham) go to: foodsafety.gov
Health Care in Your Hands – About the Health Insurance Marketplace
What You Need To Know About Childhood Vaccines: Who & When
Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world. It is important that we continue to protect our children with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do occasionally occur in this country.
Kansas Health Matters
“Kansas Health Matters is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Kansas. It is intended to help hospitals, health departments, policy makers, community planners and members learn about issues, identify improvements and collaborate for positive change.”
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The recommendations contained in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the USDA traditionally have been intended for healthy Americans ages 2 years and older. However, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 is being released at a time of rising concern about the health of the American population. Its recommendations accommodate the reality that a large percentage of Americans are overweight or obese and/or at risk of various chronic diseases. Therefore, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 is intended for Americans ages 2 years and older, including those who are at increased risk of chronic disease.
County Health Rankings
The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors – ranging from individual health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. This collection of 50 reports – one per state – helps community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is collaborating with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop these Rankings for each state’s counties.
Traveler’s Bed Bug Q & A
- Learn to Identify Bed Bugs
- Bed Bug Traveler’s Q & A
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information on Bed Bugs