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Howell County Health Department is accepting applications for a part time Nutritionist, approximately 30 hours per month.  Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics or nutrition.  A Master’s degree in nutrition or dietetics is preferred.  An application, resume and transcripts need to be dropped off or mailed to Kathy Parker, 180 Kentucky, West Plains, MO  65775 or e-mailed to  Applications can be picked up at the HCHD or printed off our website CLICK HERE.

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National Public Health Week (NPH) is celebrated each year during the first week of April. In recognition, a proclamation signing was recently conducted at the Howell County Health Department.  In acknowledgment of NPH, the Howell County Health Department points out the fact that Americans are living 20 years longer than their grandparents’ generation, thanks largely to the work of public health.  Still, a number of other developed countries live longer and healthier than we do.  This is a defining challenge of our generation, a challenge that we in the public health community, are uniquely positioned to help overcome.