Mural Art Project to Highlight New Smoke-Free Policy
Stout Street Foundation and Adams County Health Department Partner to Implement Program
Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) is a federal initiative that seeks to share information with the public about protecting and improving air quality. This year's theme is "Working Together for Clean Air." The week runs May 1-5, 2023, and each day has a different topic. The themes include:
During its inaugural year, the Adams County Health Department (ACHD) is centering and celebrating cultures in health to advance the health and well-being of individuals who live, work, and play in Adams County. As part of National Public Health Week (April 3-9), ACHD is spotlighting its multi-pronged and community-driven approach to increasing access to safe, affordable, and culturally relevant food for all residents.
On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Adams County Board of Health appointed Dr. Kelly Weidenbach as the first Executive Director of the newly formed Adams County Health Department (ACHD). She had been serving as the Transition Director since February of this year.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) approved resolutions appointing five inaugural members to the new Adams County Board of Health (BOH). The BOH is structured with five members. Initial terms are two- and three-year appointments for purposes of establishing staggered terms going forward. After the initial term, BOH members will serve five-year terms.
Dr. Kelly Weidenbach has been named Director of Public Health Transition. Weidenbach will begin Feb. 28.
The Adams County Board of Commissioners intends to bring forward a resolution at the Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m., public hearing to provide notice of Adams County’s decision to leave Tri-County Health Department (TCHD).
Per its legal obligation, Adams County will remain a part of TCHD through December 2022. Starting January 2023, Adams County will have its own health department structure in place. There will be no disruption of services to Adams County residents during this transition.