Audio: Missouri’s school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms

The Missouri Association of School Nurses says school nurses are playing an even more critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. The state had about 1600 school nurses among Missouri’s more than 500 K-12 public school districts. Linda Neumann (pronounced newman), executive director of the association, says school nurses have been going above and beyond the […]

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Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

Measles Alert

No confirmed cases of Measles in Grundy County

With the recent announcement of several cases of exposure to Measles in the Kansas City area, local residents have expressed concerns as to possible exposure to Measles in North Missouri.  The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton reports all health departments in the state have disease surveillance systems in place to identify illnesses like the measles. The health […]

Measles Alert

Possible measles exposure in the Kansas City, Missouri area

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to notify individuals who may have been exposed to measles in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Currently, there are 10 cases of measles among Missouri residents identified as part of an ongoing measles investigation. Known locations where […]