AUDRAIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
To protect and promote the public health and community
well-being of the residents of Audrain County.
That each individual, every family, and the community
as a whole attains the highest degree of health achievable.
|Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) Home Page
1130 South Elmwood
P.O. Box 957
Mexico, MO 65265
Open Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) proudly and
diligently serves the Audrain County community, and is committed
to addressing the public health needs of all individuals.
Public Health in Audrain County has a long and important history.
In April 1961, the citizens of Audrain County formed the Audrain
City-County Health Unit (ACCHU). The ACCHU existed as a
result of a cooperative agreement consisting of support provided
by the Audrain County Commission, Audrain Medical Center, the
City of Mexico, and the City of Vandalia under Sections 70.210 to
70.320 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo).
The Compact Agreement allowed for the establishment of the
City-County Health Unit of Audrain County (dba) the Audrain
City-County Health Unit. ACCHU began operations with a
public health nurse, an environmental sanitarian and a part-time
clerk typist. The local book, “The Friend of Audrain – A History
of Medicine in Audrain County”, by Leta Hodge, ©1985 has some
interesting information, not only of medicine, but of public health
in Audrain County going back to the mid-1800’s.
In November 2011, the citizens of Audrain County voted and
passed a ballot measure establishing a new form of governance
for Public Health. This measure allowed for the formation of the
Audrain County Health Center (dba) the Audrain County Health
Department (ACHD) under sections 205.010 to 205.115 of the
Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo). The Audrain
County Health Department officially began operations 1 January
2013 and exists under an elected Board of Health.
In August 2013, the Audrain County Health Department moved
into the facility located at 1130 South Elmwood in Mexico, Missouri.
ACHD constantly and consistently assesses the health status, health
resources, and the unmet health needs of Audrain County residents.
Audrain County Health Department is a
proud member of:
The 2014 Annual Report for Audrain County Health
Department has been completed and available to view.
Click on the link below to preview.
2014 Annual Report
Interested in seeing what`s going on at ACHD during
the month of April 2015? Click on the link below
and check out our calendar!
Click on the link below to view our premier edition of
Health Corner! Congrats on a great job, Katie Swaim!
Katie - Youtube video
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has created an
inspiring video about public health. To help raise awareness about public
health, we encourage you to add a link (or embed) to the video on your
webpage and facebook page. View the video at:
http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/index.php. Directions to embed
the video on your webpage and facebook page can also be found on
DHSS also created a video of public health photos. The photos were
submitted by local health departments across the state. View the
photos at: https://youtu.be/7og4Y-38ABk.
A toolkit for promoting National Public Health Week can be found at:
http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/. The toolkit includes social
media messages, a sample proclamation, a sample news release,
talking points, a promotional ecard and much more.
The Audrain County Health Department is proud to announce that
through a grant we have small supplies of Altosid® Pro-G Insect
Growth Regulator available for the public to control mosquito
larval development. What is Altosid® Pro-G Insect Growth
Regulator? This product Kills mosquito larva before they can develop
into troublesome adults, minimizing the spread of breeding, biting and
disease spreading mosquitoes. How it works, any area with standing
water is a potential mosquito breeding ground. Mosquitoes aren't just
a nuisance anymore; they're a serious health risk. A full description of
this product can be found at http://www.zoecon.com. Remember to
always follow the directions when applying any pest control. If you
are having problems with mosquitos stop by our office Monday
through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to pick up a supply.