Board of Health Today
FDHU Board of Health will meet today at 2:00 via video.
Can you get too much Vitamin D?
Vitamin D plays several roles in keeping your body's cells healthy and functioning the way they should. In North Dakota, most people don't get enough vitamin D, so supplements are common. However, it is possible for this vitamin to build up and reach toxic levels in your body. So how much is too much? Find your answers on this Vitamin D Fact Sheet from the National Institutes on Health.
Council directs Mayor to issue citywide Mask Mandate
On October 19th, 2020 Mayor Shaun Sipma issue a citywide mask mandate. Wearing and caring for your mask properly is essential when masking up.
Take the ND Smart Business Pledge
The ND Smart Business Pledge is a self-assessment for business owners to show that they are ND Smart and taking measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Community Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled
With two dangerous and deadly viruses circulating this fall, it will be more important than ever to get your flu shot this year. Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk from flu; many of whom are also at high risk for COVID-19. We want to encourage everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated at their clinic, pharmacy or with us.
FLU SHOTS BY APPOINTMENT
Our Minot office will be holding a daily Flu Shot Clinic
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Call 701-852-1376, Monday -Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM to schedule.
2020 School Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled
When is your child's School Flu Shot Clinic? Find out here!
How Well Do Masks Work?
Do you know someone that refuses to wear a mask? Are you upset that your favorite business is requiring you to wear one? Maybe you wear one and are just curious if it is working or not. Take a few minutes to watch this educational video from the PBS network and find out why masks can help slow down the spread of COVID-19.
It's Quitting Time!
Watch our KickStart class online and begin your journey to becoming tobacco free!
Community Narcan Training
*PRE-REGISTER ONLINE* Two Upcoming Events!
Like CPR and AEDs, Narcan can save lives, but you have to know how to use it. You never know whose life you might save!
Dangers of Alcohol Use in Youth- Presentation
Learn about the dangers of youth alcohol use and how to address the issue as a parent and community member through this presentation.
WIC wants to improve services! Please tell us about your family and how you feel about your WIC clinic and shopping experiences by taking the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDWIC
Thank you and we value your input!
Youth Sports COVID19 Guidance
Summer sports are here! Check out our flyer for a quick guide on how to help stop the spread of COVID19 while cheering them on!
ND Smart Restart
We encourage North Dakotans to embrace this North Dakota Smart Restart plan as a roadmap to a better, safer and healthier tomorrow for employers, employees and customers alike.
Planning for a Graduation Open House or Large Gathering?
Is your grad's open house back on schedule as part of the ND Smart Restart? Make sure to follow these NDDoH guidelines to have a memorable day that still fights the spread of COVID-19!
Now Scheduling Food Handlers Testing!
We are now scheduling Food Handlers Testing in all FDHU locations.
Good Neighbor SSP -Weekly Clinic Available
First District Health Unit's Good Neighbor Project will resume services on Friday, Noon- 4 PM, Sept. 18, 2020. Clients should use Entrance A.
COVID-19 Facemask Recommendations
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Struggling? Help during the COVID -19 outbreak is available.
This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings
Limited Services Available - Call First
First District Health Unit is limiting services available through our offices in all seven counties.
Keep Calm and Reduce Fear During a Crisis
With coronavirus (COVID-19) now a global pandemic, anxiety and stress levels may be higher than normal for many people.
NOTICE:FDHU Postoned Services
In order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus First District Health Unit will be postponing the following services until further notice:
SOCIAL HOSTING SURVEY
Social Hosts are defined as any person, adult or minor, who provides an environment for underage drinking.
NEW SYRINGE SERVICE HOURS! 2 DAYS EVERY WEEK
Beginning in March, Minot's Good Neighbor Project (SSP) will be available on a walk-in bases on Thursday and Friday afternoons from Noon - 3:30PM
COVID -19 Coronavirus Information and FAQS
For up-to-date information on the Coronavirus, visit the North Dakota Department of Health.
2020 Responsible Beverage Server Class Schedule
*CANCELED JUNE 4TH* SIGN UP TODAY - REGISTER ONLINE!
Free Needle Disposal Now Available
Only needles and syringes should be placed in the disposal box; it cannot be used for pills or other medications.
Look Before You Lock!
In the United States, 11 children have already lost their lives this year after being left or trapped in a hot vehicle.
Find Us On Twitter and YouTube!
Follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see up-to-date health information and educational videos!
The Power of Physical Activity
May is National Fitness and Sports Month! Learn about the Power of Physical Activity during every stage of your life.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK APRIL 1-7!
Join us on Facebook for National Public Health Week.
Resources for Parents
Parenting can be challenging but there is help available.
Measles Rates Increase in the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between January 1 and February 14, 2019, 127 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states.
Immunizations Record Request
Please allow 10 days to receive copies of requested immunization records.
Cocktail Calculators-Rethinking Drinking
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)- Rethinking Drinking website offers great tools and resources to help with alcohol abuse and addiction.
Keeping Your Child's Health Right On Track!
Free Milestone Tracker app, New guidelines for WIC eligibility and children sservices offered at First District Health Unit!
Will Insurance Cover Your Services at FDHU?
It is important for you to know which medical costs your plan will cover the day of your visit. Call your insurance company before every visit to check if you are covered.
Meningococcal B-Who Is At Risk?
Anyone can be infected with meningococcal disease. Adolescents and young adults are less likely than infants to be infected, but they are more likely to die from the infection. Although college students in general are not at a higher risk than other persons of the same age, there have been 3 outbreaks - and 2 deaths- on college campuses since 2008.
Cooling Leftovers to Prevent Illness
We often hear about proper thawing and cooking to prevent bacteria growth in food, but cooling leftovers safely is just as important.
Metastatic Breast Cancer - the Fight That Never Ends
There's breast cancer, and then there's metastatic breast cancer. Join us Monday, October 30th at 6:30 for information - and inspiration - about living with metastatic breast cancer.
Underage Drinking - What Can Parents Do?
No matter the age of your child, you can start now to prevent underage drinking.
Lock. Monitor. Take Back
Everyone can help reduce opioid addiction, just by doing these three simple things.
HIV - Have You Been Tested?
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Get tested for HIV at least once as part of your routine health care.
The Danger of Furniture
Every 3 weeks a child is killed by a television tip-over. Don't let your child be one of them.
A Day in Your Life Thanks to Public Health
Public health affects your life in so many ways that we all take for granted.
Think Before You Drink
We've all heard the term binge drinking, but do you really know what it means?
Protect yourself and help stop the spread of salmonella
Food Poisoning: Most Common Culprits
The foods most associated with food poisoning, the gift that keeps on giving, and more in this edition of Your First Step Into Health.
Prevent Child Deaths From Heatstroke in Cars
So far this year in the US, 17 babies and kids have died from heatstroke in cars.
More Ways to Get Your Veggies
Fall is a great time of year to try new garden-fresh vegetables. If you aren't a vegetable fan, these ideas might help you work in more of the healthy stuff.
Yard Sale? Watch for Recalled Products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission makes it easier to comply with the law prohibiting the sale of recalled merchandise.
Have you had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years?
Handling and Preparation of Cooked and Ready-to-Eat Food
Four Easy Steps to Food Safety
We are what we eat!
Did you know that the food you eat could increase your risk of chronic diseases?
When everyday fear and anxiety become overwhelming, it may mean your are experiencing an anxiety disorder.
Handwashing Stops the Spread of Disease
Communicable diseases include whooping cough, chickenpox, pinkeye, Hepatitis, imeptigo, influenza, ringworm, and many others.
Wash hands thoroughly and frequently
Wash hands thoroughly and frequently
MOLD IN MY HOME! WHAT DO I DO?
What is mold, how do I clean it up and keep it from returning