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Keeping the Community Healthy, One Vaccination at a Time

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Keeping the Community Healthy, One Vaccination at a Time

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The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services department keeps the community healthy, one flu vaccination, one flu clinic at a time.

Don’t Hang Up! The Case of the Mistaken 911 Call

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Don’t Hang Up! The Case of the Mistaken 911 Call

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The Public Safety Joint Communications 911 Center receives more than 13,000 hang up calls a year in Columbia and Boone County. Less than 30 of these calls result in a police report or arrest.

American Heart Month

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American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month. Keep your heart healthy with tips from the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Fit WIC

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Fit WIC

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Members of WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) can get involved in a program to learn about health, fitness, and nutrition. Come find out what Fit WIC is all about!

To Protect and Serve: The Columbia Police Department from 1899 to Present

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To Protect and Serve: The Columbia Police Department from 1899 to Present

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The Columbia Police Department's mission is to protect and serve citizens of Columbia, Missouri. During its 110 years, there have been many changes in the department, including the hiring of the first female officer, ...

Handyman Scams

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Handyman Scams

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'Tis the season for scammers to scour neighborhoods looking for odd and end jobs. Learn tips on how to identify legitimate handymen who also solicit business door-to-door.

A Trip to Tons of Trucks

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A Trip to Tons of Trucks

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Large or small, low-to-the ground or tall, tons of trucks and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on display at this special event where children admired, climbed, sat and honked horns.

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motor Vehicle Safety

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Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motor Vehicle Safety

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The Columbia Missouri Police Department wants you to be cautious while walking, biking, and driving. Learn some common tips of the road so you arrive at your destination safely.

Teen Outreach Program

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Teen Outreach Program

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The Teen Outreach Program, a joint collaboration between Columbia Public Schools, the Youth Community Coalition and the Health Department, connects teens to service projects and helps them develop life skills.