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Hamilton County's health ranking to come out next Tuesday.
Posted: Mar 21 2014 by ppowers

 We will find out this Tuesday on where Hamilton County ranks in the latest County Health Survey. Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona said Thursday afternoon that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Health Institute in Madison will release the numbers online at www.countyhealthrankings.org. Kroona hopes there is some improvement after Hamilton County dropped to 64th place last year while four years ago in 2010 the ranking was at 33. The first time the survey was conducted was four years ago. Since then,a new group has been formed to help educate the people of Hamilton County about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. The Healthy Hamilton Coalition met for the first time on February 4 with 50 people in attendance. Another meeting of the coalition is set for this Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at the All Cultures Equal building at 1440 East Second Street.

The Hamilton County Public Health board Thursday approved the hiring of Johanna Esleib as a public health nurse. Ashley Ahrens was hired as a direct care worker for the public health department. Teresa Greenfield is the new public health financial coordinator.

Plans for National Public Health Week were discussed during the board meeting. They include staff activities and introducing the works of public health to county residents.

There will be a special honor for Shelby Kroona next month in Sioux City. She will be honored as the Morningside College Alumnus of the Year during the Research Day at the school on April 9. Besides the honor, a scholarship will be awarded to a freshman nurse in Kroona's name. Kroona announced that she will be attending the Governor's Health Conference on April 1.

 We will find out this Tuesday on where Hamilton County ranks in the latest County Health Survey. Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona said Thursday afternoon that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Health Institute in Madison will release the numbers online at www.countyhealthrankings.org. Kroona hopes there is some improvement after Hamilton County dropped to 64th place last year while four years ago in 2010 the ranking was at 33. The first time the survey was conducted was four years ago. Since then,a new group has been formed to help educate the people of Hamilton County about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. The Healthy Hamilton Coalition met for the first time on February 4 with 50 people in attendance. Another meeting of the coalition is set for this Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at the All Cultures Equal building at 1440 East Second Street.

The Hamilton County Public Health board Thursday approved the hiring of Johanna Esleib as a public health nurse. Ashley Ahrens was hired as a direct care worker for the public health department. Teresa Greenfield is the new public health financial coordinator.

Plans for National Public Health Week were discussed during the board meeting. They include staff activities and introducing the works of public health to county residents.

There will be a special honor for Shelby Kroona next month in Sioux City. She will be honored as the Morningside College Alumnus of the Year during the Research Day at the school on April 9. Besides the honor, a scholarship will be awarded to a freshman nurse in Kroona's name. Kroona announced that she will be attending the Governor's Health Conference on April 1.

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