Friday, March 30, 2012

Mandated Standards for Baby Cribs

On December 28, 2010, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new mandatory standards for full-size and non-full-size baby cribs as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Federal crib standards had not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new rules are expected to usher in a safer generation of cribs. These new standards will directly affect the childcare community. After June 28, 2011, cribs manufactured, sold, or leased in the United States must comply with the new federal standards. Effective December 28, 2012, child care facilities, such as family child care homes and infant Head Start centers, and places of public accommodation, such as hotels and motels, must have compliant cribs in their facilities. A flyer detailing the new crib standards can be found at:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Free Mammograms

We are offering FREE mammograms on April 24th at our Parkville location to uninsured and under-insured women in our community. Availability is limited to 25 women. Call 816-880-6046 to qualify and register.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Did you know?

Did you know 1 in 5 youth starts drinking alcohol by age 12? ParentUp! Visit for tools on how to start those important converstations with your kids today!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

FREE Diabetes Claass

Starting April 5th our FREE Diabetes class will be starting another series from 6-7:30pm in the Conference Center at our Parkville location.  The class will meet every other Thursday until June 7th.  To register call Angela at 816-587-5998.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 18-24 is National Poison Prevention Week

About half of all poison exposures involve children younger than 6, most often occurring when parents
are busy preparing meals. Poisonings also occur when the normal routine changes – during holidays or while moving, visiting or traveling. Saving lives 24/7 – poison centers provide free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. 1-800-222-1222

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Food Establishments opening in Platte County

Do you want to be one of the first people to know when a new food establishment opens in Platte County?  Follow us on twitter and/or Like Us on facebook!

Below is the first post on our facebook page:
The Platte County Health Department conducts inspections prior to food establishments opening in Platte County. Today we are happy to announce that Hissho Sushi located in Price Chopper 900 in Parkville has been approved to open. Look for their grand opening soon!