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2019 Press Releases


August

 

8-9-2019

Health Advisory Issued for Magic Reservoir Because of a Harmful Algal Bloom

8-1-2019

Make Vaccinations a Priority: Update Your Family’s Vaccine Records Before Your Kids Head Back to School

July

 

7-31-2019

Let’s Celebrate Moms! August Is National Breastfeeding Month.

7-26-2019

West Nile Virus Found in Gooding County. Health Officials Urge Residents to Protect Against Mosquito Bites.

7-25-2019

Health Advisory Issued for Mormon Reservoir Because of a Harmful Algal Bloom

7-23-2019

Health District urges residents to take precautions after rabid bat was discovered in downtown Twin Falls

7-22-2019

Health District urges South Central Idaho residents to seek shade and shelter as temperatures rise

7-8-2019

Testing Reveals New Harmful Algal Bloom, Health Advisory Issued for Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

June

 

6-26-2019

Mosquito Carrying West Nile Virus Found in Twin Falls County

May

 

5-23-2019

Health District Ends Investigation Into Gooding Group Exposed To Measles Virus

5-09-2019

Health District Investigating Group Exposed To Measles While Traveling Out of State

April

4-22-2019

South Central Public Health District Announces DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

4-19-2019

Public Health Begins Emergency Exercise in Jerome, Idaho.

4-15-2019

Millions of middle and high school students are now vaping. Are your kids? It’s time to have the vaping talk. Free classes for adults in South Central Idaho.

4-8-2019

Health officials warn of Hepatitis A outbreak in southern Idaho.

4-3-2019

Idaho WIC Receives Organization of the Year Award.

4-1-2019

Health officials remind families to get their vaccinations before summer vacations begin.

March

 

3-25-2019

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

3-06-2019

Free workshop planned for well owners

3-04-2019

South Central Public Health District Calls for "Health Heroes" Nominations

3-01-2019

Bridging the Gap Dinner: Get Help Talking To Your Kids about Sex

February

 

2-28-2019

Bridging the Gap Dinner: Get Help Talking To Your Kids About Sex

2-22-2019

Free Workshop Planned for Well Owners

2-21-2019

Public Health Nurse Is Back Home after Helping to Fight Measles Outbreak in Washington

2-15-2019

Public Health Is Teaming Up With Local Hospitals and Emergency Services in an Emergency Preparedness Exercise

2-14-2019

Valentine's Day Kicks Off National Condom Week

2-11-2019

Save your Sweetheart: Learn CPR and First-Aid Skills on Valentine's Day

2-07-2019

Not worth the risk: Prescription drug abuse and vaping information panel offered in Magic Valley

2-06-2019

Millions of middle and high school students are now vaping. Are your kids? It’s time to have the vaping talk. Free class for adults in Wood River Valley.

January

 

1-24-2019

Public Health Opens New Mobile Clinics for WIC clients

1-22-2019

Influenza Is Now Widespread In the United States, What the Public Needs To Know.



2018 Press Releases


December

 

12-14-2018

Whooping Cough outbreak in Blaine County School District.

12-13-2018

Health Advisory Lifted For Mormon Reservoir.

12-04-2018

Millions of middle and high school students are now vaping. Are your kids? It’s time to have the vaping talk. Free classes for adults in Magic Valley.

November

 

11-20-2018

Food Safety Alert: Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce.

11-19-2018

As a turkey salmonella outbreak continues to sicken Americans, SCPHD reminds residents to use proper cooking techniques this Holiday Season.

11-15-2018

Vaping Increased Nearly 80 Percent Among High School Students Since Last Year, nearly 50 Percent Among Middle School Students

11-14-2018

Great American Smokeout Encourages Smokers to Quit for Good

11-09-2018

A northern Idaho woman older than 50 is Idaho’s first flu-related death this season

October

 

10-24-2018

Don't Be An Accidental Dealer, Drop-Off Unused Prescription Drugs At National Drug Take-Back Day

10-16-2018

Health Workers and Emergency Responders Train For Outbreak in Ebola Response Workshop

10-10-2018

Health Advisory Lifted For Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

10-09-2018

Food Safety Alert: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked To Ground Beef

September

 

9-12-2018

FDA calls teen use of e-cigarettes an “epidemic”

August

 

8-30-2018

Steep increase in STD cases across the U.S.

8-24-2018

Health District urges residents to take precautions after rabid bat discovery

8-22-2018

First confirmed human case of West Nile virus found in Lincoln County

8-20-2018

EPA cleaning asbestos site in Burley, Idaho

8-15-2018

When in doubt, throw it out! Health Officials remind Magic Valley improper canning methods can lead to foodborne illness

8-1-2018

Health Officials remind families to get their vaccinations now to avoid the back-to-school rush

July

 

7-27-2018

Health Officials urge Magic Valley residents to take steps to stay cool as temperatures rise

7-27-2018

Health Advisory Issued For Mormon Reservoir and Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Because of Harmful Algal Bloom

7-24-2018

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

7-19-2018

Volunteers wanted for citizen panel assisting the foster care program

7-18-2018

West Nile mosquitoes found in Magic Valley

June

No June Press Releases

May

 

5-16-2018

South Central Public Health District Health Heroes Awards

April

No April Press Releases

March

 

3-6-2018

South Central Public Health District Calls for “Health Heroes” Nominations

February

 

2-28-2018

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

January

No January Press Releases



2017 Press Releases


December

12-26-2017

South Central Public Health District Reports First Influenza related death in district

12-21-2017

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

12-07-2017

Health advisories lifted for Mormon Reservoir and Thorn Creek Reservoir

November

No November Press Releases

October

10-25-2017

South Central Public Health District Announces Hiring of Executive Director

10-23-2017

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

September

No September Press Releases

August

08.04.2017

West Nile Virus Update for the Magic Valley

July

07.27.2017

West Nile Virus Positive Pools Found In Gooding County- Public Health Urges Caution

07.26.2017

South Central Public Health District has confirmed Hazardous Algae Blooms (HAB) at Thorn Creek Reservoir

07.05.2017

Offices of SCPHD Closed on Friday, July 7 for Staff Training

June

06.30.2017

South Central Public Health District Calls for “Health Heroes” Nominations

06.27.2017

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

06.23.2017

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and South Central Public Health District issue a health advisory for Mormon Reservoir

06.22.2017

Upcoming Solar Eclipse Workshop in Twin Falls County

06.21.2017

South Central Public Health District Update

06.02.2017

South Central Public Health District continues to advise on health and safety hazards associated with flooding.

May

05.12.2017

South Central Public Health District advises on potential problems associated with flooding.

05.01.2017

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

April

04.07.2017

SCPHD Offering “Bridging the Gap” Dinner for Parents

04.06.2017

Fit and Fall Proof™ Program to Begin Another Session at Pomerelle Place in Burley

March

03.16.2017

It’s Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

03.08.2017

Joint Media Release: Lincoln County and South Central Public Health District make plans to retest sixteen wells within the Lincoln County Advisory Zone

03.03.2017

Joint Media Release Regarding Flooding and Possible Well Contamination in Gooding and Lincoln Counties.

February

02.28.2017

Frequently Asked Questions For Residents of Lincoln and Gooding Counties. Joint agency media release from Gooding and Lincoln counties as well as the SCPHD and IDEQ.

02.22.2017

South Central Public Health District advises Lincoln and Gooding county residents to avoid the use of untreated well water.

02.09.2017

South Central Public Health District wants the public to be aware of potential problems associated with localized flooding.

02.02.2017

South Central Public Health District Reports a Significant Increase in Influenza

January

01.26.2017

Fit and Fall Proof™ Program to Resume Classes at Pomerelle Place in Burley