Customer Service Survey
02/20/2020
Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) is currently conducting a Customer Service Survey in order to ensure the highest quality and standards in our programs, services, and practices
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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) in Washington State
02/11/2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus, which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Cases have since been confirmed in the U.S., as well as in other countries.
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Safe Food Donation for Home Cooks and Hunters
01/09/2020
About 12% of people statewide and 9.48% of people locally report that they suffer from food insecurity. In addition, Washington State recently passed legislation that set a statewide goal of reducing food waste by 50% by the year 2030.
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Washington's Improved Child Passenger Safety Laws
12/17/2019
Washington State has updated its child passenger safety laws effective January 1, 2020. Benton-Franklin Health District wants to help you understand what this means for you and your family.
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Holiday Toy Safety
12/04/2019
Keep the holidays safe and fun with these toy safety tips from Safe Kids.
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Winter Emergency Preparedness Tips
12/04/2019
Prepare your family, your home, and your vehicle for winter emergencies with these basic tips.
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Tobacco and Vapor 21 Legislation
11/27/2019
Benton-Franklin Health District Joins Statewide Effort to Educate Public About Tobacco and Vapor 21 Legislation
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Influenza Rates are High in the Tri-Cities
11/26/2019
Influenza has hit the TriCities early this year and it's hitting hard.
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2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
11/22/2019
The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment has identified three focus areas to improve the health and lives of the people in Benton and Franklin Counties.
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First Influenza Death of the Season
11/01/2019
A Franklin County man in his 90s who died of influenza is the first reported death of the flu season in Benton and Franklin Counties as well as in Washington State.
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Nurse-Family Partnership Graduation October 2019
11/01/2019
BFHD's Nurse-Family Partnership program held their biggest graduation ceremony yet!
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Former Franklin County Inmate Has Hepatitis A
09/26/2019
A former Franklin County inmate has tested positive for hepatitis A. She was incarcerated in the Franklin County jail in September, after which she returned to Spokane. Washington State is experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak in multiple counties, including Spokane; this is the first case linked to our area.
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Inspection Clipboard
Food Establishment Enforcement Policy Update
08/10/2019
An updated version of the Benton-Franklin Health District’s Food Establishment Enforcement Policy was placed in effect July 1, 2019.
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Health Hazards of Wildfire Smoke
07/31/2019
Wildfire season is here and it’s important to be aware of the health hazards of wildfire smoke
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BFHD Annual Report 2018
07/04/2019
Every year, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) publishes an Annual Report meant to inform stakeholders and the community about the previous year’s accomplishments, highlights, and finances.
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Foodborne Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Bar Drinks
06/23/2019
The Benton-Franklin Health District Food Safety Program recently investigated an outbreak of norovirus that was linked to a local restaurant.
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Syringe Exchange Services Position Statement
04/08/2019
The opioid epidemic is a complex problem that needs a comprehensive and collective approach. BFHD supports syringe service programs as well as any strategies that are effective and evidence-based.
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2018 Health Disparities Report for Benton and Franklin Counties
02/19/2019
The Assessment and Data team at Benton-Franklin Health District recently released a 2018 Health Disparities Report. This report was based on a model used by Kitsap Public Health and compiled local data for the bi-county region from multiple sources regarding a variety of health topics including health outcomes (diseases, hospitalizations, births, etc.) and health risk factors (healthy weight, physical activity level, poverty rates, etc.). The purpose of this report was to identify and highlight the health disparities that exist in the local community between demographic groups. The demographic groups examined in this report were based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.
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