1/27/14 - 10:04 am
The 14th annual Public Health Heroes Celebration is fast approaching. Multnomah County Health Department needs your help in identifying nominees for this year’s award.
1/22/14 - 3:22 pm
School exclusion day is coming up, and any children missing vaccinations will be unable to attend school or child care starting February 19. The Health Department is holding a series of immunization clinics at different locations to bring kids up to date and keep them in school.
1/22/14 - 10:57 am
Fifty years ago, 42 percent of U.S. adults regularly smoked. The habit had been shown to cause lung cancer in 1950, but it wasn’t until the Surgeon General’s January 1964 report Smoking and Health that the U.S. government formally acknowledged the link between tobacco and cancer.
1/10/14 - 1:58 pm
Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 444 A makes smoking in a motor vehicle with a minor under the age of 18 present a secondary traffic violation. If you smoke in a car with children, you may be fined a maximum of $250 for the first offense and $500 for the second or subsequent offense.
12/18/13 - 11:28 am
School-based health centers will be closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 for winter break. Students are encouraged to contact our Eastside Clinic in Gresham at 503-988-5488 for health services during the holidays.
11/6/13 - 2:00 pm
See what we accomplished in 2012. Our annual report highlights just a few examples of the work and services that many people on the front lines and behind the scenes perform every day to help support a healthy Multnomah County.
8/2/13 - 8:21 am
WIC clients are invited to join us as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7) with health fairs at Multnomah County WIC locations. The fairs will feature activities and resources to help support nursing moms.
6/4/13 - 3:21 pm
Townsend Farms is recalling its Organic Antioxidant Blend of frozen berries due to a hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 49 people. The product is sold at many stores, including 13 Costco stores in Oregon.
6/3/13 - 7:48 am
School may be out for summer, but from June 18 to August 16 kids can still get health services at the Parkrose High School School-based Health Center. If you have a medical problem over the summer, or need to continue your care, you can get the same services you would as when school is open.
5/29/13 - 8:44 am
Did you know food safety recalls can be prompted by reasons other than contamination? Foster Farms is recalling more than 6,000 pounds of ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips due to allergen mislabeling.