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Health And Fitness

ASAC Youth Day Treatment Services

Leadership at the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), serving Linn, Benton, Jones, Jackson, Dubuque, Delaware and Clinton counties is excited to announce a change in Youth Services programming effective 12.1.2022. ASAC will be opening the SETH Program (Strength, Empowerment and Teens Health), in honor of Seth Johnston.ASAC has been providing Youth Residential programming since 1984.

Questions about Medicare?

Tressa Walton from Wilson Hite Insurance will be holding a Medicare Informational Session at the Vinton Public Library on Tuesday, November 8th, at 10 am and on Tuesday, November 15th at 2 pm.Bring your questions and find some answers!
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Peer Recovery Zone November Schedule

Come join the fun!! 18 years or older!Bring a drink or snack! Stay the day!! Our Prz is a safe place where people can connect withothers sharing same life experiences. While at the PRZ you can have healthy discussions,participate in workshops & crafts, and having fun while spending time with people just likeyou!Vinton-PRZ is held from 9:30-1:30 at the Social Service Building, 800 D Ave in Vinton in the conference room.

Participation in Take Back Day helps reduce opioid addiction, overdose deaths

  Attorney General Tom Miller encourages Iowans to help curb the state’s opioid epidemic by participating in National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29.  The National Take Back program provides opportunities twice a year for Iowans to properly dispose of unused medications. Since 2016, Iowans have disposed of more than 186,800 pounds – or 93 tons – of prescription medication at Take Back Day events.

November 2022 Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

(Scroll down to November 2022)The CDC Vaccination Guidelines can be seen HERE. 
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Stop The Bleed Training November 1

The Izaak Walton League will host a FREE - STOP THE BLEED® - course for their Tuesday, November 1st meeting.  All are welcome but we particularly suggest hunters and sports shooters attend this course.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM, the course will run from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Why Learn?A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We've all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life.

October 2022 Words on Wellness Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the October 2022 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:·    What is a Plant-Based Diet?·    Recipe for Slow Cooker Lentils·    Busted: SNAP Myths·    Fighting Higher Grocery Prices Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

Vaccine Schedule for October
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HHS Launches Naloxone Program for Iowa Organizations, Businesses and Schools

To help address the issue of opioid misuse, the Iowa Department of Health of Human Services (HHS) is expanding their initiative to provide naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal medication) to Iowa organizations, businesses and schools, which may be in a position to render aid to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose.Since February of 2022, HHS has offered eligible organizations and businesses free naloxone nasal spray kits.

Domestic violence fatalities decline slightly in first eight months of 2022

Women remain the overwhelming majority of victims in IowaTwelve people lost their lives as a result of domestic violence in the first eight months of 2022. Nine women and three bystanders were killed as a result of these domestic violence cases.   The 12 deaths in 2022 represent a decrease in the number of domestic violence deaths reported during the same period in 2021 when 17 deaths were recorded, according to the Domestic Violence Fatality Chronicle.
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