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Click on graphic to be directed to the Flu IQ site
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. The flu is generally worse than the common cold and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
For more information from Michigan Department of Community Health, click here
To download the JCHD Public Health Fact Sheet on Influenza, click here.
Ebola is a severe and often fatal disease caused by a virus. You can only get Ebola by being in direct contact with body fluids (blood, vomit, urine, stool, or sweat of a person who is sick with Eboal. You can't get Ebola through air, food or water. For more information, click on the following to open their website or download a factsheet.
An assessment was conducted with City of Jackson officials to establish a baseline for current procedures regarding childhood lead poisoning prevention activities in our community. Click here for more information.
Health Insurance Options
The Jackson County Health Department is offering assistance to our clients and their families interested in enrolling in health insurance. For more information, please call (517) 768-2131 or go to www.healthcare.gov. The Health Insurance Marketplace located at 407 N. Jackson St. is also enrolling people on an appointment basis. Please call (517) 788-8809 to schedule a time. Click here to be directed to the Subsidy Calculator for Premium Assistance for Coverage in Health Insurance Exchanges.
Women, Infants and Children Food Supplemental Program
WIC is a Special Nutrition Program providing healthy foods to low-moderate income eligible, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age five. It is a federally funded USDA program and provides many services in addition to food including: nutrition education, breastfeeding support, counseling and referrals as needed for additional care and resources.
Healthy Michigan Plan Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Announcement
The State of Michigan will begin accepting applications for the Healthy Michigan Plan on April 1st, 2014.
Open enrollment through the Federal Marketplace for Healthcare Coverage is closing on March 31st, 2014. If you are not sure if you will be eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan and do not have health care coverage yet, please apply through the Marketplace at Healthcare.gov before March 31st.
Small Steps toward being prepared for an emergency
Do 1 Thing is a web based 12 month preparedness program that focuses on a different topic of emergency preparedness each month. Emergency preparedness doesn't have to be hard or difficult. Click here and you can download the entire 12 month guide at one time. Whether you do it all at once or month by month, the goal is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient.
By signing up on the web page, you will get an email reminder of the month's topic to help keep you on track. This is a free service.