CCHD Increasing Accessibility to Services
In an effort to increase accessibility for outlying communities, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) will be taking limited services to the City of Cascade for the afternoon. The first outreach will occur on September 18th and then CCHD will make the trip on a quarterly basis. Onsite services will include Immunizations and Maternal Child Health, but this is a great opportunity for the public to come and find out more about the other programs offered by CCHD.
Anyone who is interested should come by the Cascade School on Tuesday, September 18th between the hours of 1 and 3 pm to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
“With high gas prices and busy schedules, we are hoping that people will find it helpful and convenient for us to come to them” says Jill Boettcher, Public Health Nurse for CCHD. “Our goal is to provide quality services, and make it as easy as possible for people to access those services.”
The Community Health Improvement Plan that was adopted by our community in 2011, identified access to care as one of the priority areas for our County. Rural areas have increased challenges accessing care so we are excited about providing this outreach opportunity.
Those seeking immunizations should bring their shot records if they have them and all forms of payment will be accepted. The Maternal Child Health Program will have information regarding different opportunities, such as Parents as Teachers and the Public Health Home Visiting Program.
CCHD is hoping that the community will take advantage of this chance to catch up on immunizations, get their children vaccinated, learn more about CCHD’s programs, or sign up for a service.