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It was a very successful first day for Mondays At the Market today! The rain did not stop the people from attending and ...
07/08/2019

It was a very successful first day for Mondays At the Market today! The rain did not stop the people from attending and enjoying the day.
A sizable crowd attended the three hour event full of health info, screenings, entertainment and fun.
Then of course there was the fresh fruit and vegetables from our farmers as well as the most delicious food you ever had for a lunch from our sensational food vendors. What variety!
NEXT WEEK: Summer Safety Day. July 15th.
Here are a few photos from today featuring Tux from the Penguins, little ones from a local day care center, Ian Jenson from The Binghamton Zoo, and Roy Ramos and friends.
MONDAYS AT THE MARKET: The place to be in downtown Wilkes Barre from 11am to 2 through August 19th.
Guaranteed to make you happy.

07/05/2019
Mondays At Market 2019

Monday At the Market!!!!! July 8th through August 19th!
Over 40 Health and Wellness Vendors, entertainment, fresh fruits and veggies, great food and entertainment.

It’s almost here! Monday at the Market! THIS is THE PLACE to be in the next 8 weeks. Check it out!
07/05/2019

It’s almost here! Monday at the Market!
THIS is THE PLACE to be in the next 8 weeks.
Check it out!

HEALTH EDUCATORS VISIT "THE WOLFPACK". Health Educators David Yonki and Matt Engel recently visited the new Wilkes-Barre...
07/02/2019

HEALTH EDUCATORS VISIT "THE WOLFPACK".
Health Educators David Yonki and Matt Engel recently visited the new Wilkes-Barre area football team at Memorial Stadium in South Wilkes-Barre.
Team mates were give a Concussion Wise awareness program offered by the Wilkes-Barre Health Department through the Safe and Healthy Communities grant.
"The Wolfpack" is a team merged through the three consolidated schools of GAR, Meyers and Coughlin high schools.
CLICK LINK BELOW TO ENLARGE FOR PHOTO.

Thanks to all residents, walkers, volunteers, media people Discover NEPA, the DNL Trail, the Pennsylvania Environmental ...
06/24/2019

Thanks to all residents, walkers, volunteers, media people Discover NEPA, the DNL Trail, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the city of Wilkes-Barre, the Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club and especially Mr. John Maday for making the first Get Your Tail On the Trail event an outstanding success.
From left to right minutes before kick off, Wilkes-Barre City Health Educators David Yonki and Matt Engel, Pennsylvania Environmental Council's GYTOTT Project Manager Palmyra Miller and Senator John Yudichak.

Thanks to the great group from the Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis club for volunteering their time and energy Saturday morning at ...
06/24/2019

Thanks to the great group from the Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis club for volunteering their time and energy Saturday morning at Riverfest's and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council's "Get Your Tail On the Trail" kick off event on Saturday.
We at the Wilkes Barre Health Department as well our standing GYTOTT standing committee say thanks.
From left to right, President Beverly Johnston, Ryan Reedy, and Attorney Cheryl Sobeski-Reedy.
Second row, Wilkes Barre City Health Educators Matt Engel, David S. Yonki, Kiwanians Bill Browne

And here's what you might WIN tomorrow at the 2 mile walk for Get Your Tail On the Trail.
06/21/2019

And here's what you might WIN tomorrow at the 2 mile walk for Get Your Tail On the Trail.

Speaking of those drawstring bags, we here at the Wilkes-Barre Health Department as well as the Pennsylvania Environment...
06/21/2019

Speaking of those drawstring bags, we here at the Wilkes-Barre Health Department as well as the Pennsylvania Environmental Council wish to thank the Kingston Active Adult Center for help in putting together those goodie bags.
From left to right, Sarah Derhammer, from RSVP Don Ricicar, Charles Emil, Carolyn Tavella, Len Bantel and Health Educator David Yonki.
Others who helped bag were Frank Waunek, and Rich Stewart.
Many thanks to Sandy Acornley, Director of the center and Carle Welter, Director of RSVP.

1 more day for the inaugural event of Get Your Tail On the Trail at Riverfest tomorrow June 22nd at 11am. The event is f...
06/21/2019

1 more day for the inaugural event of Get Your Tail On the Trail at Riverfest tomorrow June 22nd at 11am.
The event is free and open to the public.
Take your two mile stroll and then pick up your good drawstring bag. Then enter a chance to win a nice prize.

2 more days to Get Your Tail on the Trail's NE Chapter event debut! A 2 mile walk at Nesbitt Park on Saturday June 22nd ...
06/20/2019

2 more days to Get Your Tail on the Trail's NE Chapter event debut!
A 2 mile walk at Nesbitt Park on Saturday June 22nd gets you a drawstring bag filed with cool stuff, and a chance to win prizes. Good prizes.
Registration starts at 10 (but we'll be there by 9:30!) and the walk starts at 11. Walker can participate up until 1pm.

Our department had a great morning today with Ryan Leckey from WNEP TV this morning on Nesbitt Park. The Wilkes Barre Ci...
06/19/2019

Our department had a great morning today with Ryan Leckey from WNEP TV this morning on Nesbitt Park. The Wilkes Barre City Health Department was there with Riverfest officials promoting the kick off event of the Get Your Tail on the Trail local chapter.
The 2 mile walk starts at 11 on June 22nd, registration begins at 9:30am.
A few of the folks pictured here are Don Shappelle, Health Educator Matt Engel, Riverfront Parks coordinator John Mayday, Ryan Leckey having his usual ton of fun and Pennsylvania Environmental Council Executive Janet Sweeney whose agency is now the local chapter for the Get Your Tail On the Trail program. Next to Sweeney is Health Educator David S. Yonki.
Get Your Tail on the Trail is funded by a Safe and Health Communities grant executed by the city of Wilkes-Barre's Health Department through the Pennsylvania Health Department.

You can get free STUFF by getting your tail on the Trail this Saturday June 22nd at Nesbitt Park. Registration begins at...
06/19/2019

You can get free STUFF by getting your tail on the Trail this Saturday June 22nd at Nesbitt Park.
Registration begins at 9:30am. The walk begins at 11!
Finish the walk and you get a free drawstring bag.
And then get a chance to enter to win prizes.

It is 3 more days until the inaugural "Get Your Tail On the Trail" 2 mile walk at Nesbitt Park. The walk starts at 11am ...
06/19/2019

It is 3 more days until the inaugural "Get Your Tail On the Trail" 2 mile walk at Nesbitt Park. The walk starts at 11am on Saturday June 22nd.
No entry fee either. It is FREE!
You complete the walk and get a drawstring bag full of goodies.
And a chance to win prizes.
The Get Your Tail On the Trail event is part of Riverfest this weekend.
Remember Saturday June 22nd!
GYTOTT is part of the Wilkes-Barre Health Department's Safe and Healthy Communities Grant. The local chapter is the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

4 more days until the outdoor Kick off event of the year. Saturday June 22nd make history by joining The Pa. Environment...
06/18/2019

4 more days until the outdoor Kick off event of the year. Saturday June 22nd make history by joining The Pa. Environmental Council, The WB Health Department, the Riverfest Committee, Wilkes-Barre city and the entire region as we hold an easy but important walk.
Take a 2 mile stroll and get a drawstring bag packed with STUFF after the walk. In addition....you will be eligible to win prizes.
Registration starts at 9:30am at Nesbitt Park near the band shell.

Get Your Tail On the Trail in just 5 days at Nesbitt Park. 2 mile walk begins at 11 am to kick off the official involvem...
06/17/2019

Get Your Tail On the Trail in just 5 days at Nesbitt Park. 2 mile walk begins at 11 am to kick off the official involvement of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council of Get Your Tail on the Trail.

GET YOUR TAIL ON THE TRAIL KICK OFF EVENT SATURDAY JUNE 22nd AT RIVER-FEST, NESBITT PARK Attention hikers, walkers and p...
06/07/2019

GET YOUR TAIL ON THE TRAIL KICK OFF EVENT SATURDAY JUNE 22nd AT RIVER-FEST, NESBITT PARK

Attention hikers, walkers and people who love the great outdoors and the good old summertime. Remember this date. Saturday June 22nd! It is the start of something BIG.
June 22nd at 11am is the first ever Get Your Tail on the Trail kickoff event at River-fest.
A two mile walk launches the Northeast region’s Get Your Tail on the Trail chapter. It’s easy, fun and good for you.
Walk the trail and GET FREE STUFF!
You deserve it, you’re making history. Call the Pennsylvania Environmental Council at 570-718-6507 for more info. And we’ll see you on the Trail at River-fest!
https://tailonthetrail.org/chapters/northeast-pennsylvania/

KING’S COLLEGE/PPL/WILKES BARRE HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHEDKing’s College and the Wilkes...
06/06/2019

KING’S COLLEGE/PPL/WILKES BARRE HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY GARDEN PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED

King’s College and the Wilkes-Barre Health Department have embarked on a partnership for a Community Garden located at Madison Street in the city. Funding for the garden was obtained from the PPL Foundation and is being augmented by the Wilkes Barre Health Department through its Safe and Healthy Communities grant.

The effort at King’s was started in conjunction with sustainability initiatives at King’s. A Community Garden Outreach Club was formed and consists of more than 25 students from various majors. The club and community garden are both coordinated through Campus Ministry and the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning at King’s.

The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department’s Safe and Healthy Communities grant encourages the development of Community Gardens in the city which promotes healthy eating and life styles. Recently students and members of the Health Department Staff toured the garden located on Madison Street along with King’s students. A representative from the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, David Todd gave the students tips on planting, upkeep and harvesting.

Mayor Tony George said, “The re invigoration of the Community Gardens in the city is an example of how a city department is utilizing money from the grant to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. By these multiple partnerships, Wilkes-Barre is proving it can communicate with invested parties and execute programs for its residents.

From left to right are students Sam Parri, Robert Wachter, Rene Sousa, from King’s Campus Ministry Emma Gallagher, Penn State Extension Master Gardener David Todd, King’s College Center for Community Engagement Maura Modrovsky, student Josée Aitken and Wilkes-Barre City Health Director Henry Radulski.

MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.  SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES.  LEARN MORE..........
05/17/2019

MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES. LEARN MORE..........

MAY IS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH.  PENNSYLVANIA'S LYME DISEASE CASES ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY.  LEARN HOW...
05/06/2019

MAY IS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH. PENNSYLVANIA'S LYME DISEASE CASES ARE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY. LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

April 27th to May 4th is "National Infant Immunization Week".
04/29/2019

April 27th to May 4th is "National Infant Immunization Week".

The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department participated in the Pain and Addiction Summit at Mohegan Sun.  Pictured is David...
04/17/2019

The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department participated in the Pain and Addiction Summit at Mohegan Sun. Pictured is David Yonki, Health Educator; Steven Ross, Luzerne/Wyoming County Drug and Alcohol; Tee Simpkins, speaker from Graniteville House of Recovery and Susan Kennedy, Health Educator.
Dylan Fox from Wilkes University presented Fire Chief Jay Delaney with a check from their 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk.

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department participated in Kistler Elementary School's Health Fair.  More than 1,000 students a...
04/11/2019

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department participated in Kistler Elementary School's Health Fair. More than 1,000 students attended. Health educators David Yonki and Matt Engel with head nurse Angelo Marino.

04/05/2019
Wilkes-Barre City Health Department’s health educators participated in Wilkes University’s annual health fair Tuesda...
04/03/2019

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department’s health educators participated in Wilkes University’s annual health fair Tuesday for National Public Health Week.

April 1 to 7 is National Public Health Week.  Some of our events over the year.
04/01/2019

April 1 to 7 is National Public Health Week. Some of our events over the year.

This is FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK.  The National Weather Service has some important safety information.
03/28/2019

This is FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK. The National Weather Service has some important safety information.

WORLD TB DAY, MARCH 24TH
03/21/2019

WORLD TB DAY, MARCH 24TH

MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. DID YOU KNOW......
03/15/2019

MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. DID YOU KNOW......

Promoting Immunizations at the Wilkes-Barre City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
03/14/2019

Promoting Immunizations at the Wilkes-Barre City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

03/04/2019
February is American Health Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Pennsylvania.  Learn the 5 warning si...
02/04/2019

February is American Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Pennsylvania. Learn the 5 warning signs:

We are under a Wind Chill Advisory until 11:00AM Friday, February 1st.
01/31/2019

We are under a Wind Chill Advisory until 11:00AM Friday, February 1st.

Dangerously cold temperatures are in the forecast.  Limit your time outside and dress in layers.
01/30/2019

Dangerously cold temperatures are in the forecast. Limit your time outside and dress in layers.

Winter Weather Safety Information:
01/17/2019

Winter Weather Safety Information:

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. More than 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each y...
01/16/2019

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
More than 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but most cases are now preventable with HPV vaccination and appropriate screening. Learn more:

National Weather Service's recommendations for dressing in cold weather.
01/11/2019

National Weather Service's recommendations for dressing in cold weather.

01/07/2019
Eating uncooked flour or raw eggs can make you sick. Don’t taste or eat raw dough!
12/17/2018

Eating uncooked flour or raw eggs can make you sick. Don’t taste or eat raw dough!

FREE NARCAN NASAL SPRAY DISTRIBUTIONPennsylvania will distribute naloxone for free at 80 locations primarily at state he...
12/11/2018

FREE NARCAN NASAL SPRAY DISTRIBUTION
Pennsylvania will distribute naloxone for free at 80 locations primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
The distribution is part of the state government’s effort to stop overdose deaths and get Pennsylvanians suffering from drug addiction into treatment.
Pennsylvania is one of the states in the nation with the highest rates of overdose deaths due to the opioid epidemic. Last year, 5,456 Pennsylvanians died of drug overdoses, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Free NARCAN Nasal Spray is available at these locations on Dec. 13, 2018 from 11:00am to 7:00pm:
Wilkes-Barre City Health Department – 71 N. Franklin St., Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Luzerne County State Health Center – 665 Carey Ave., Suite 2, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706

It's Not To Late To Vaccinate!
11/30/2018

It's Not To Late To Vaccinate!

World AIDS Day 2018 Theme: KNOW YOUR STATUS
11/28/2018

World AIDS Day 2018 Theme: KNOW YOUR STATUS

Keep your family and guests safe this Thanksgiving with these turkey safety guidelines.
11/15/2018

Keep your family and guests safe this Thanksgiving with these turkey safety guidelines.

November is National Healthy Skin Month
11/07/2018

November is National Healthy Skin Month

Photos from Wilkes-Barre City Health Department's post
11/02/2018

Photos from Wilkes-Barre City Health Department's post

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Wilkes-Barre, PA
18701

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