Mahaska Health Partnership Recognizes National Public Health Week
MAHASKA COUNTY – In recognition of National Public Health Week, April 7 through 13, Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health is raising awareness about improving our community’s health and safety.
The mission of Public Health Services is to promote, preserve and protect the health and environmental well-being of the county they serve. MHP Public Health Services oversees many programs to improve the lives of area children and families.
“Public health focuses on creating programs and activities that improve the lives of residents and foster a brighter future,” said MHP Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy. “We are here to serve the public and help us have a healthier community.”
MHP Public Health offers immunizations, emergency preparedness education, maternal and child health services, child lead screenings, Meals on Wheels and many other services.
“We are always working to ensure the citizens of our community have the education, nutrition and resources they need to be healthy and productive members of society,” shared Malloy. “Our goal is to effectively serve the Mahaska community whether it is during an emergent situation or through routine vaccinations and education.”
Public health is critical to our nation’s health and future. By empowering communities to be aware of emerging health risks, public health is improving the well-being of the nation as a whole. To learn more about what MHP Public Health Services is doing in our community, call 641.672.3257.
Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, visit www.mahaskahealth.org.