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November 30, 2011
National Tobacco Expert to Speak in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash., November 29, 2011   The Tobacco-Free Alliance of Pierce County, a coalition supported by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, will host Dr. Jeffrey Wigand at its annual summit on December 2...
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November 22, 2011
Prevent and Respond to Flooding

Be prepared to deal with flooding in your area by following these suggestions before the storm hits, once flooding has occurred and after the waters recede. Before the storm Prevent flooding problems...
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October 26, 2011
Medical, Cash and Food Benefit Enrollment Event Coming to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Pierce County residents can access free or reduced cost healthcare and food benefits TACOMA, Wash., October 25, 2011  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is hosting...
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October 14, 2011
Proposed 2012 Fee Schedule

Public invited to comment at meeting on October 20 TACOMA, Wash., October 14, 2011 -- The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has posted the Proposed 2012...
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September 27, 2011
Health Department Awarded Grant to Fight Chronic Disease in Pierce County

Affordable Care Act to improve health in states and communities, which can control health care spending TACOMA, Wash., September 27, 2011 - Today, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department was awarded a grant of...
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August 10, 2011
Waughop Lake Closes Due to Toxic Algae

Toxin levels could pose risk to animals and humans   The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department today issued a Closed Advisory for Waughop Lake in Fort Steilacoom...
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August 4, 2011
Pertussis cases in Pierce County increase significantly in July

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommends immunizations for all and vigilance with ongoing coughs. TACOMA, Wash., August 4, 2011 -  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has seen a sharp rise in pertussis (whooping...
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June 1, 2011
Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health Passes Tobacco Regulations

Significant community input taken into consideration as Board of Health acts to protect the health of Pierce County by regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public places...
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May 25, 2011
Update on Proposed Tobacco Regulations

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to safeguard and enhance the health of the communities of Pierce County. As part of its mission, the Health Department tackles emerging...
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May 13, 2011
Pierce County moms celebrate Mother’s Day

Pierce County TV featured moms from the Phoebe House on May 5 in honor of Mother’s Day. These moms have completed the Promoting First Relationships program with caseworker Bob Penton. Formerly battling drug addictions that...
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May 4, 2011
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Proposes New Regulations Related to Tobacco Prevention and Control

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is tasked with safeguarding and enhancing the health of the communities of Pierce County. As part of its mission, the Health Department tackles emerging health risks through policy, programs and...
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April 27, 2011
2010 Smile Survey Featured on KING 5 News

On April 27, 2011, KING 5 News featured the results of the 2010 Smile Survey and interviewed our ABCD Champion Dr. Lisa Block. [Video will air after the commercial.]...
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April 19, 2011
Free Health Clinic for the Uninsured

Date:    Saturday, April 30, 2011 Time:   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm Place:  Tacoma Dome, 2727 East D Street Attendees will see a doctor or nurse practitioner and will receive information on additional medical resources...
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April 14, 2011
2010 Smile Survey Measures Children's Oral Health in Pierce County

Today the Washington State Department of Health issued a press release announcing the results of the 2010 Smile Survey. Taken every five years, the Smile Survey monitors the current state of children’s oral health. Concurrently...
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April 13, 2011
Got Drugs? National Take Back Initiative

Find a collection site near you This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health...
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March 31, 2011
Prevent and Respond to Flooding

Be prepared to deal with flooding in your area by following these suggestions before the storm hits, once flooding has occurred and after the waters recede. Before...
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March 25, 2011
Vounteer staff needed for free health clinic on April 30, 2011

Washington C.A.R.E. free health clinic at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Volunteers, both medical and non-medical, are needed to take part in this free health event. For more information...
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February 4, 2011
Wood Smoke Reduction Program

Wood smoke is one of the main sources of pollution in Washington. It poses a health risk to everyone - even those who don\'t burn wood. Due...
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February 3, 2011
Health Department Closure February 18 - 21, 2011

Tacoma-Pierce County WA -  Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will be closed on Friday, February 18, 2011, as part of planned furlough days when the agency closes and staff take...
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January 27, 2011
Triad Group's Alcohol Prep Products Recall

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has become aware of a United States market recall of all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group and marketed under various brand names. The Triad Group...
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January 20, 2011
February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Although we focus our attention on the children this month, let us also focus on everyone to be aware of our dental health. Take the time to look at your own teeth, \'check your smile\'...
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January 20, 2011
Scam Impacts Local Restaurant Owners

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA ? Operators of some restaurants in Pierce County have received threatening telephone calls from a person falsely claiming to represent Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The Health Department is responsible for health and...
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January 4, 2011
Burn bans lifted for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish Counties

The Stage 2 burn ban for Pierce and Snohomish Counties and the Stage 1 burn ban for King and Kitsap Counties issued on January 1 are lifted, effective at 5:00 p.m. today, January 4, 2011...
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January 3, 2011
Online Food Card Classes Now Offered By Health Department

Tacoma-Pierce County WA, 1/03/2011- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department now offers the option of getting a food worker card online, as well as in person. Food workers are required by the state to take a test...
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January 1, 2011
Burn Bans: Stage 1: King & Kitsap Counties; Stage 2: Pierce & Snohomish Counties

Message from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Stage 1 burn ban called for King and Kitsap Counties, Stage 2 burn ban called for Pierce and Snohomish Counties...
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