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National Preparedness Month This September National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme, "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can." We should all take action to prepare! Go to Read the Full Story
Ready in 3 Emergencies can strike anytime. A tornado, a flood, or even a terrorist attack can change lives. Missouri families, communities, businesses and schools need to take steps today to prepare for an emergency. Read the Full Story
National Atrial Fibrillation Month Atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) is the most common irregular heartbeat and is characterized by heart palpitations, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Learn about this progressive and debilitating disease here. Read the Full Story
National Recovery Month The Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. For more information click here. Read the Full Story
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month CDC devines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jet to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for TBI, especially children and older adults. Learn more at and Read the Full Story
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later. Ovarian cancer is a group of diseases that originates in the ovaries, or in the related areas of the fallopian tubes and the peritoneum. Learn more at and Read the Full Story
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. Finding and treating prostate cancer before symptoms occur may help improve your health or help you live longer. Learn more at and Read the Full Story
More 2017 National Health Observances Click here for a list of other National Health Observances. Read the Full Story

Nodaway County Health Center

Dietary Guidelines

See the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance

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What Is Public Health?


Public health in Nodaway County

Have you or a family member eaten in a restaurant, taken your child to a licensed day care, or received an immunization or flu shot?  Then you have benefited from public health.

County Health Departments were created by Missouri statute back in the 1930s and their primary functions were caring for the indigent, tracking and controlling disease outbreaks, and conducting environmental inspections to assure food and water safety.  Most health departments consisted of a nurse working for the county commission.

We still perform the CORE functions today.  For example, we continuously monitor the county for communicable disease and must investigate confirmed cases to help contain a possible outbreak.

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Every minute you give is priceless to the person you help.

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Got Mold?

Don't panic

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance provided moisture is present. Learn how you can prevent it's spread and avoid allergic reactions.

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Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions.

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For flu questions and answers click here.


Check out healthy eating style, physical activity, online tools here.

Tick Prevention


Make tick prevention part of your outdoor plans. Learn more here.

Healthy Weight


Find out if you are at at healthy weight; BMI and waist circumference.

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Travel Smart


Travel smart - get Vaccinated!

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Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)

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