public health http://kbia.org en Columbia recognizes National Public Health Week http://kbia.org/post/columbia-recognizes-national-public-health-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Columbia-Boone County Department of Public Health and Human services celebrates Public Health Week April 7-13. The department is promoting this year's theme as "Public Health: Start Here, Better Health. Better Missouri."&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:20:39 +0000 Colin Hope 51202 at http://kbia.org Columbia recognizes National Public Health Week Why local advocates are rallying to support Missouri's 911 Good Samaritan bill http://kbia.org/post/why-local-advocates-are-rallying-support-missouris-911-good-samaritan-bill <p></p><p><a href="http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/CentersAndInstitutes/IMA/ICDP#Publications">A recent study</a> by researchers at Chicago’s Roosevelt University found that between 2007 and 2011, the number of deaths from heroin overdose in the state of Missouri more than tripled. In 2007, fewer than 70 people died from heroin overdose. In 2011, that number ballooned to 244.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1360-0443.1999.9444712.x/abstract;jsessionid=8F650A7B7121E8964C1C9E4D3738EDB9.d04t01">Studies</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1093%2Fjurban%2Fjtg022">show</a>&nbsp;most accidental overdoses happen in the presence of others.&nbsp;KBIA’s&nbsp;Alexandra&nbsp;Olgin&nbsp;takes us to a rally in Jefferson City on Tuesday supports a bill that could encourage overdose witnesses to be a Good Samaritan and call 911.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:34:47 +0000 Harum Helmy & Alexandra Olgin 29967 at http://kbia.org Why local advocates are rallying to support Missouri's 911 Good Samaritan bill Boone Co. coalition to evaluate health concerns stemming from urban growth http://kbia.org/post/boone-co-coalition-evaluate-health-concerns-stemming-urban-growth <p>The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition is planning a Health Impact Assessment to evaluate the effects of urban growth on public health. Thu, 03 May 2012 17:04:44 +0000 Samantha Sunne 13490 at http://kbia.org Boone Co. coalition to evaluate health concerns stemming from urban growth Audrain Voters Plump for Public Health http://kbia.org/post/audrain-voters-plump-public-health <p>Missouri is ranked 50th among the states in funding for public health, spending about one third of the national average. Audrain&nbsp;County spends even less, just $7.90 per person. In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, voters in Audrain went to the polls yesterday and approved a new property tax that will keep the county&#39;s struggling health department afloat. I spoke with reporter Garrett Bergquist,&nbsp;who has been driving around Audrain talking to voters.</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:18:03 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3309 at http://kbia.org Audrain Voters Plump for Public Health