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Popsicles for a Poke childhood immunization event

Monday, July 31, 2017

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD), Midtown Health Center and WellCare of Nebraska is hosting “Popsicles for a Poke” immunization / vaccine event on Wednesday, 8/9/17 from 10am to 1pm at the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health / Midtown Health Center (302 W. Phillip Ave.) office.

Bring your child in for immunizations and they will receive a free popsicle and a small prize! Childhood immunizations for both privately insured (most major insurance companies accepted), Heritage Health / Medicaid, and uninsured will be provided.  The parent or guardian must be present as well as a current copy of the child’s immunization record along with the insurance or Heritage Health / Medicaid card if applicable.

For more information, please call Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health at 402-529-2233.

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Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department Honored for Excellence in Public Health

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department was honored with the Model Practice Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for making programs continue reading


ELVPHD Board of Health - NOTICE OF MEETING

Friday, July 7, 2017

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department will hold its Board of Health meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 2104 21st Circle, Wisner, Nebraska beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The meeting agenda, which shall be kept continuously current, shall be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the above address.  Once the minutes of the Board of Directors are approved, they will be made available for public viewing upon request at ELVPHD.

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Stepping On program to help reduce falls

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) is excited to announce a new Stepping On class series is to begin in June 2017. Stepping On is an evidence-based program and studies have shown that the fall rate among Stepping On participants was reduced about 30 percent compared with those who did not participate in the program.  Preventing falls in people 65 and older is important to helping seniors live independently. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nationally one in three adults aged 65 and older falls each year and 2 million are treated for fall-related injuries in the emergency room.  Research shows that of those that fall each year, less than half tell their doctor and falling one time doubles the chances of having a future fall. Within the ELVPHD health district, about 1 in 4 (22.7%) people aged 45 and over had fallen in the past year according to the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data compared to 26.1% for the State of Nebraska overall. Many falls can be prevented and programs such as Stepping On gives seniors the tools they need to reduce their chance of falling.

The class is open to the public will meet each Thursday (June 15th – July 27th

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Elkhorn Logan Valley
Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle / PO Box 779, Wisner, NE 68791
Phone: 402.529.2233  - or -  877.379.4400
Fax: 402.529.2211
After Hours: 402.841.8110
Email: info@elvphd.org