Disease Education & Prevention
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 7/1/15 - 6/30/16, our nurses followed up on 236 illnesses with community members, providers and care facilities (see chart below for disease investigated by category).
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.
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) and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) in business as well as offering 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.
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.