The Meigs County Health Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Benefits to AccreditationHere is a justification for Public Health Accreditation:
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NEW JOB OPENING June 22, 2016
THE MEIGS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS AN IMMEDICATE OPENING FOR: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Helper.
Meigs County Health Department is seeking an experienced and talented Breastfeeding Peer Helper to serve clients in the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program. Under the supervision of the Breastfeeding Coordinator, the Breastfeeding Peer is responsible for providing information to pregnant and breastfeeding women, making referrals following policy and protocols, and assisting with breastfeeding activities of the WIC Project.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Recently breastfed an infant exclusively or substantially for at least 6 months.
• Has been a former or current WIC participant or eligible for WIC services.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups.
• Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely.
• Ability to follow basic oral and written instructions.
• Ability to plan and organize work effectively.
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Valid Driver’s License with good driving record.
• Background check required.
SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications.
FINAL FILING DATE: Position will be available until filled with a qualified applicant.
POSITION INFORMATION: Grant Funded Part-Time 14 hours minimum per week, limited benefits.
**SEND: Letter of interest in this position, resume, and three letters of reference ELECTRONICALLY to the following (no phone calls or paper correspondence will be accepted):
USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider
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The Meigs County Health Department has made the very tough decision to NOT APPLY for the Fiscal Year 2017, 5-Year Competitive Cycle Reproductive Health and Wellness Program (RHWP) (Family Planning) through the Ohio Department of Health. Unfortunately, the new grant requirements are not realistic for us as they have placed unfunded mandates within the grant, such as procurement of Electronic Medical Records for example, with no increase in funds to do so. They’ve also placed requirements that require much more time to be spent on the grant, but again, no additional funds with which to complete them.
Additionally, we have seen only a 61% show rate of clients over this past year’s grant cycle. Our overall program numbers are down, and even if we reach people to confirm their appointments, they don’t show come the appointment time. We, therefore, are paying a provider to be on-site for clinic when very few show up. I have researched the numbers of people reached by the grant, and the majority do have Medicaid, which means they can seek this type of care through other providers.
It used to be that grants were the “icing on the cake,” but with the changes that ODH has been mandated to make by the Federal Government, we have found that this is no longer the case. As of this past January 1st, all grants beginning January 1, 2016, and after, are 100% reimbursable, meaning the Health Department must front 100% of the funds to operate the grant, which further means we must utilize public levy funds to not only operate the day-to-day costs, but also the grants.
We have sought input about whether or not to continue this grant both internally through many hours of conversation and debate, and externally through the Meigs County Consortium and the Get Healthy Meigs! Committee, so this decision has not been made lightly. We are exploring other ways to best serve the public and the needs of Meigs County in the realm of public health.
We wanted to let you know of our decision. Thank you for your time in reading this e-mail. We welcome any feedback for services that you feel are needed in Meigs County and also welcome the prospect of any collaborative effort with each of you or your agency that will benefit our community.
Project DAWNThe Meigs County Health Department has launched Project DAWN, which is a program that trains residents to administer naloxone (Narcan) nasally in the case of a suspected opioid overdose. Trained individuals receive a Project DAWN kit that contains not only the medication, but also the supplies to offer other lifesaving measures, such as breathing masks for rescue breathing. We currently have 38 kits in stock, and those kits are FREE to community members who have an interest and are willing to come to the Health Department to be trained to use them. Training takes less than one hour and can be done on an individual basis or as a group. Please call Sherry Hayman, RN, at 740-992-6626 Ext. 1036 to set up an appointment.
Vaccine Insurance ConcernsThe Meigs County Health Department uses Vaxcare to supply vaccines for adults and children aged birth through 18 who have commercial insurance coverage. We cannot currently afford to purchase vaccine that is not supplied by the Ohio Department of Health (which is only for children aged birth through 18 years with Medicaid and who meet various other criteria determined by the federal/state government).
Please reference the list of commercial insurance and managed Medicaid companies accepted by Vaxcare. Call 992-6626 to further determine eligibility.
Ohio Insurance List
Shingles ImmunizationsMeigs County Health Department has Zostavax vaccine to prevent herpes zoster (shingles).Each Tuesday is walk-in shot clinic from 9-11AM and 1-3PM.. On other weekdays, immunizations are given by appointment.
Please bring your Medicare D card or commercial insurance card or the fee is $178.00 (includes $10 administration fee). A credit card is required for those with only Medicare B coverage.
Zostavax is given to persons aged 60+ and to persons aged 50-59 with a prescription from the patient’s doctor.
Call 740-992-6626 for more information.
Community Cancer ConcernsInformation about community cancer concerns can be found on the Healthy Ohio website.