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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month If you have been the victim of teen dating violence - or you know someone who has been hurt by teen dating violence - you may not know where to turn for help. In fact, statistics show that you may feel very alone and be inclined to keep the truth of your abuse to yourself. Read the Full Story
National Children's Dental Health Month Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Read the Full Story
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month What is GBS? It is a common type of bacteria. GBS bacteria are often found in the vagina and rectum of healthy women of all races and ethnicities. In fact, about 1 out of 4 women in the United States carry this type of bacteria. Read the Full Story
American Heart Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. About 600,000 Americans die of heart disease annually. Read the Full Story
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month What is low vision? Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. With low vision, activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. Most people with low vision are age 65 or older. Read the Full Story
More National Health Observances Click here for a list of other National Health Observances in February. Read the Full Story

Nodaway County Health Center

Dietary Guidelines

See the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance

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What Is Public Health?


Public health in Nodaway County

Have you or a family member eaten in a restaurant, taken your child to a licensed day care, or received an immunization or flu shot?  Then you have benefited from public health.

County Health Departments were created by Missouri statute back in the 1930s and their primary functions were caring for the indigent, tracking and controlling disease outbreaks, and conducting environmental inspections to assure food and water safety.  Most health departments consisted of a nurse working for the county commission.

We still perform the CORE functions today.  For example, we continuously monitor the county for communicable disease and must investigate confirmed cases to help contain a possible outbreak.

Read more: What Is Public Health?




Would you like to lend a hand?

Volunteer for one day, one hour, one week - any amount of time.

Every minute you give is priceless to the person you help.

Please call 660-562-2755

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


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Got Mold?

Don't panic

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance provided moisture is present. Learn how you can prevent it's spread and avoid allergic reactions.

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Healthy Weight


Find out if you are at at healthy weight; BMI and waist circumference.

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Cold Weather Precautions and Warming Centers


Winter weather can be hazardous. Be prepared. Use checklists for heating, water, car and emergency, food and safety, cooking and lighting, and communications.

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You can find the location of warming centers in the state here.


For flu questions and answers click here.


Check out healthy eating style, physical activity, online tools here.

Wash Your Hands


Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds - best way to prevent sickness!

Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exceptions.

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Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)

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