Posts Tagged ‘health and wellness’

HPV Vaccine

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Cervical cancer vaccines are available to protect against the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often cause cervical cancer. Find answers to some FAQs about the HPV vaccine from the Montgomery County Health Department.

Why does my child need HPV vaccine?
This vaccine is for protection from most of the cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very common virus that spreads between people when they have sexual contact with another person. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women and penile cancer
in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, throat cancer, and genital warts in both men and women.

Montgomery County Health Department Strategic Plan

Monday, June 29th, 2015
In September 2014 the Montgomery County Health Department began a process to develop a strategic plan to guide the organization during the next three years. To ensure the process resulted in a comprehensive plan it incorporated the evaluation of national trends expected to impact the provision of public health services, an analysis of the local dynamics and health needs of Montgomery County, and
an assessment of MCHD’s own capabilities and vulnerabilities as it relates to its ability to fulfill its mission.
These assessments were completed and reviewed during the course of a nine month timeline that included multiple meetings and culminated with completion of the MCHD 2015-2018 Strategic Plan in May 2015. The pages that follow summarize the major points of the process and associated information.
Montgomery County Health Department 2015 Strategic Plan

MontCo Launches Bike Share Program for Trails

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Montgomery County launched a pilot bike share program for its trail system.

The initial two docking stations and rental locations are located in Lower Perkiomen Valley
Park in Oaks, and at the head of the Pennypack Trail, just off Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland. There are a total of 12 bikes in the county program – six at each location. They are
available for use by the hour or the day through Zagster’s mobile app or via text.