September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children under the age of 15.

 While researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress in the search for a cure, they need more funding to continue their work.

 So each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CHOP rallies to increase visibility of pediatric cancer in our communities. Get involved by learning, joining, sharing, and speaking up for kids with cancer.

 

 

Health and Academics

 

 

The academic achievement of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health.

Healthy Students Are Better Learners

Health-related factors such as hunger, physical and emotional abuse, and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance.1 Health-risk behaviors such as early sexual initiation, violence, unhealthy eating, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to poor grades, test scores, and lower educational attainment.2-5

Leading national education organizations recognize the close relationship between health and education, as well as the need to foster health and well-being within the educational environment for all students.6-9




The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released new provisional recommendations for the Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for pregnant women.  All pregnant women should receive a dose of Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy or immediately postpartum, regardless of the patient's prior history of receiving Tdap.

 


 


 

The Milam County Health Department is open until 6:00 pm on the first Monday of every month.

 


 

Please visit our Health Alerts Page for Immunization Schedules

 

 

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OUR MISSION IS TO INCREASE IMMUNIZATION LEVELS AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF THE CITIZENS BY PROVIDING SERVICES, VACCINES, EDUCATION, DISEASE INTERVENTION, AND ASSISTANCE IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEERISM AND TEAMWORK BETWEEN THE PUBLIC, PROFESSIONAL AND PRIVATE SECTORS.  WE ACCOMPLISH THIS WHILE BEING ACCOUNTABLE TO FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDELINES AND THE TAXPAYERS OF THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.

 

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