January 8, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 2

Healthcare In County Faces Changes

County, FMDH Giving Health Department A Look

Health prevention is becoming a bigger focus in the medical industry. Many of the mandates in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have hospitals and healthcare professionals focusing on prevention strategies to keep people from becoming a diabetic or to educate on sexually transmitted diseases (STD) before it happens to a patient or client.

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The Valley County Health Department has had that focus for several years. One of its main focuses has been education and prevention. Discussion among county commissioners to possibly change the way the county handles the department started just after October...

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