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Disease Education & Prevention

Disease Tracking

Disease prevention and follow-up is a key service provided by Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. Our Public Health Nurses work with the hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and schools in our service area to recommend treatment guidelines for communicable diseases and contain outbreaks. Our nurses also follow up directly with patients and families to try to ensure a healthy outcome and to stop the spread of infectious disease. For the period 7/1/16 - 6/30/17, our staff followed up on 357 illnesses and/or environmental-related health concerns with community members, providers and care facilities - please click here to see the list of illnesses and/or environmental risks for the past year as compared with previous years.

Health care facilities needing to inform us of a reportable condition may call (402)529-2233 or after hours at our on-call number (402)841-8110.

 

Immunizations/Vaccines

One important way that people can protect themselves is by being up-to-date on all recommended immunizations. We offer vaccine services such as influenza (flu), childhood and adult immunizations at businesses as well as at scheduled community immunization clinics in our service area. Please see our Immunizations & Vaccines page to review the vaccines offer, insurance companies accepted and payment options and the schedule.

Community Education

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has several Health Educators and Public Health Nurses with expertise ranging from heart health and diabetes to environmental concerns. We provide community presentations to businesses, organizations and other groups on public health related topics. We invite you to contact us if you would like an education topic presented at your next meeting or event. Some of the topics that we regularly present information on include: heart health, diabetes, flu, distracted driving, radon, colon cancer, nutrition & physical activity, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and preparing for emergencies. 

Updated 09/22/2017

 
 
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