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Posted on: December 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Latest issue of Galveston County Health District monthly newsletter released.

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The latest issue of the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) monthly newsletter, Pulse of the District, is now available. 

Read all about the district’s Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) launch on Nov. 17. GCHD hosted a free family-friendly health fair with about 30 community partners that included information on how living healthy can be fun for the entire family. The district’s HIV/STD Services department last month was awarded the Jim Hilton Service Award at the 2018 Texas HIV/STD Conference. Hilton dedicated more than 45 years of service to the district, leading the HIV/STD program. His dedication, passion and energy is greatly missed. 

It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is just around the corner, kicking off Jan. 7. Join us as we encourage Galveston County to start off the New Year on a healthy foot with this eight-week challenge. If you haven’t received your flu vaccine, now is the time. Dec. 2-8 marks National Influenza Vaccination Week and the season is expected to pick up in coming weeks. You can also learn more about upcoming low-cost pet vaccination clinics at the Animal Resource Center, eating healthier this holiday season and the importance of washing your hands. 


CVHD also released the latest issue of The Coastal Wave, the Coastal Health & Wellness (CHW) monthly newsletter. Meet CHW Dental Director Dr. Hanna Lindskog, who joined the clinic in November. Lindskog attended the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School, where she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Teaching and Research.

The clock is ticking to sign up for 2019 coverage in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Learn more about how CHW can help residents sign up. There’s also information on CHW’s counseling services, available to adults and children, with newly extended hours. We’re also getting ready to kick off It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, starting Jan. 7. This is a fun eight-week challenge that encourages communities across the state to get healthy.


Have you checked out the news section of GCHD website? Visit for the latest information the optimal health and well-being of Galveston County.


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