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To promote health and wellness, and to prevent disease and injury of Soldiers and military retirees, their families, and Army Civilian employees at Fort Riley through Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Army Hearing Program, and Army Public Health Nursing services.

Current Public Health Important Documents

Department of Public Health June 2014 Newsletter, click here.
Department of Public Health February 2014 Newsletter, click here.
Department of Public Health November 2013 Newsletter, click here.
To download the 29 May 2014 Release IACH Internet Prelim CHS, click here.

Current Public Health Awareness
Hepatitis C Information

All U.S. baby boomers should get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus, according to final recommendations published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 30 baby boomers - the generation born from 1945 through 1965 - has been infected with hepatitis C, and most don't know it. Hepatitis C causes serious liver diseases, including liver cancer (the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths) and is the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States.

For more information, please visit the link below, talk with your medical provider or call Public Health Nursing at 239-7323.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2012/HCV-Testing-Recs-PressRelease.html

Whooping Cough

  • Pertussis (whooping cough) is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. Among vaccine-preventable diseases, pertussis is one of the most commonly occurring ones in the United States.

  • People with pertussis usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others, who then breathe in the pertussis bacteria. Many infants who get pertussis are infected by parents, older siblings, or other caregivers who might not even know they have the disease.

  • The best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. Parents can also help protect infants by keeping them away as much as possible from anyone who has cold symptoms or is coughing.

    For more information, please visit the link below or talk with your medical provider.

    http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pertussis/

    West-Nile Virus

  • West-Nile Virus is a virus spread primarily through infected mosquitoes. To learn about ways you can protect against infection, click on each of the links below.

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/resources/wnv_flyer.pdf

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/resources/WNV_factsheet.pdf

    Contacts
    Public Health
    Chief, DPH
    (785) 239-7386
    Administrative Officer
    (785) 239-7344
    Public Health Nursing
    (785) 239-7323
    Occupational Health
    (785) 239-7042
    Army Hearing Program
    (785) 240-7233
    Industrial Hygiene
    (785) 239-7220
    Environmental Health
    (785) 239-7843

    Emergency Contacts
    Hospital Front Desk
    (785) 239-7000
    (785) 239-7667
    Ambulance
    911
    Emergency Room
    239-7777
    Police Departments
    Military Police
    (785) 239-6767
    Junction City
    (785) 762-5912
    Manahattan
    (785) 537-2112

    Leader's Information

    Cold Weather Injury Prevention
    Weight Control Program
    Commander's Guide for Heat
    Heat Acclimatization Guide
    Heat Injury Prevention Card
    Heat Injury Prevention Program
    Indentifying Cause, Signs, and Treatment of Heat Injuries
    Community Health Survey

    Class Information
    Please contact Public Health to request a date/time for one of the following classes:
    · Cold Weather Injury Prevention
    · Safe Food Handler
    · Sexually Transmitted Illnesses and Disease

    Public Health also offers the following services:
    · Water Trailer Inspections
    · Food Safety Courses
    · Field Sanitation Services
    · STD Prevention Courses

     
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    Irwin Army Community Hospital
    600 Caisson Hill Road, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442
    (785) 239-7000