NOTICE: BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING OCTOBER 5TH

BOARD of HEALTH MEETING October 5th, 2016 City-County Health Department (CCHD) Lge. Conference Rm – Meeting Starts @ 11:30 a.m. 115 4th Street South, Great Falls AGENDA CALL TO ORDER                                     11:30 am                                                  Bill Bronson Establishment of Quorum                                                                                             Bill Bronson Agenda Items: Approve Minutes from…

Food Prep Safety Tips

Holiday and Party Buffets Are you hosting a big family event this Holiday Season? Buffets are a great way to celebrate, but this type of food service where foods are left out for long periods leave the door open for uninvited guests — bacteria…

ServSafe Managers Certification Course Oct. 13th

  Presents:- The National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation          ServSafe Managers          Certification Course   Date: – October 13th Location: – MSU Extension Office 3300 3rd Street NE, Great Falls. MT Hours: – 7.45 – 5.00 Class cost:- $145 per person   For more…

Enjoying Produce Safely

Fruits and vegetables are an important and delicious part of a balanced diet. But, because they are often eaten raw, it is important that people take a few simple precautions when purchasing, storing and preparing fresh food that will greatly reduce their risk of…

Take a “Moment for Meso”

Did you know…every year, close to 3000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma and are given an average of 10 months to live. Take a “moment for meso” to learn more about this disease. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Avoid Bats

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind people to exercise caution around wild animals, especially bats. “Bats are beneficial in many ways, including insect control, but are also known to be carriers of rabies in Montana,” says Alex Dachs, Environmental Health Sanitarian…

Sun River Town Hall Meeting

All community members are invited to a Town Hall meeting in Sun River on Monday, April 14 at 6pm to discuss the potential for a flooding situation this year. The meeting will be held at the Sun River LDS Church, 845 US Hwy 89. An…

Flooding: What You Need to Know

Recently, warmer temperatures and continued precipitation have caused flooding concerns in several Montana communities. CCHD is prepared with information and resources regarding everything from water contamination to cleaning up after the flood. Residents should stay informed and keep the following in mind: Stay tuned…

DPHHS Offers Holiday Food Safety Tips

Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) offers these reminders to help ensure the holiday season is free of illness from food. Holiday food safety has six basic components: Wash hands Ill…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves from Rabies

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind residents that there are steps they can take to help prevent rabies. Rabies is a serious disease, and according to the CDC, approximately 55,000 people die from it worldwide each year. “There are steps that…