We’re taking a closer look at programs and agencies working to make St. Charles County healthier.
When disaster strikes, those in our community are among the first to lend their support. To help out in a public health emergency, our county’s Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will assist the response. We’ll hear from Regional Response Planner Cody Minks about this program.
St. Charles County’s Department of Community Health and the Environment ensures the health and well-being of the people, pets and businesses within our community. The department’s director Hope Woodson will talk about a few things the department has done to make our lives better.
After that overview, We’ll look a bit closer at the health department when Alison Tucker describes the services provided by the Immunization and STD clinics.
Another division within the Department of Community Health and the Environment is the Division of Humane Services. Director Theresa Williams and I will discuss the successful Sterile Feral program that controls wild cat populations.
Then, we’ll join Ed Zeyadich from the Division of Environmental Health and Protection as he inspects area public pools for safety and sanitation.
There has been a tremendous increase in the use of prescription painkillers and illegal opioid drugs across the country. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that overdose deaths from these drugs have increased three-fold since 1999. First, we'll hear from Assistant Chief Steve Brown from Central County Fire & Rescue to explain what his department is doing to help minimize this in our community.