8/19/2015 - Volunteer Opportunity - Intellectual and Development Disabilities Advisory Committee Marion County Health Department currently has one opening on the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee (IDDAC) for an individual or family member from the developmental disabilities community. The twelve-member committee meets monthly to provide oversight of the Marion County Community Developmental Disabilities Program as the disability issues advisory committee.
8/7/2015 - Keep Bats from Entering Your Home On Friday, August 7, Marion County Environmental Health received confirmation that a second Marion County bat has tested positive for rabies. Today’s positive test result was from the Silverton area. Several bat encounters in homes were reported in late July and early August, prompting health officials to encourage citizens to protect themselves and their pets from contact with bats. Bats are the most common mammals known to carry rabies in Oregon and of the six recent bat-related events, two tested positive, three tested negative, and one was unable to be tested for rabies.
7-28-2015 County Commissioners to Consider Backyard Chicken Ordinance The Marion County Board of Commissioners will hold the first reading of an ordinance allowing backyard chickens, within urban growth boundary areas, at its regularly scheduled Board Session on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. A second reading is set for two weeks later at the Wednesday, August 12, board session. If adopted, the ordinance would become effective 90 days after the second reading.
7-24-2015 Bat Found in Marion County Tests Positive for Rabies Marion County health officials are reporting that a bat found inside a home tested positive for rabies on Tuesday, July 20, 2015. The test was conducted by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. This is the fifth bat in Oregon to test positive for rabies in 2015, and the first in Marion County.
7-7-2015 Veterans Tribute at the Marion County Fair The Marion County Fair, in partnership with the Marion County Veterans Task Force, is honoring veterans, service members and their families with a special tribute on Thursday, July 9, at 4:15 p.m. on the main stage at the county fair. The program will feature local veterans speaking about their transition from military to civilian life. Veterans Tribute Program
6-25-2015 Dog Shelter Reminds Owners to Keeps Pets Safe Over Holiday Weekend The Marion County Dog Shelter is reminding dog owners that many pets can become agitated and upset from the noise, smell, and lights from 4th of July fireworks. In the event dogs and their owners are separated, shelter staff is reminding owners to make sure dogs are wearing collars with their license attached and that microchip information is accurate and up to date.
6-25-2015 WIC Farm Direct Nutrition Program The Marion County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is pleased to announce the start of the 2015 Farmers Market coupon season. These coupons are provided by the Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP) to promote healthful eating and to encourage the purchase of locally grown produce.
6-1-2015 Meeting Notice - Marion Water Quality Advisory Committee The Marion Water Quality Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in the North Santiam Room at Marion County Public Works located at 5155 Silverton Road NE, Salem.
6-1-2015 Community Health Forums: Set to Review and Receive Input on Community Health AssessmentThe Marion County Health Department, in partnership with Polk County and Willamette Valley Community Health, is excited to announce three Community Health Forums to share results of the recent Community Health Assessment and to receive feedback from the public.
5-21-2015 Marion County Fair Seeking Community Stage Performers The Marion County Fair is calling all dancers, jumpers, leapers and drum thumpers. We’ll take kickers, choppers and ninjas too! We even have room for players, singers and poetry sounders – yes we mean all of you. We have the stage, the audience, the fun and the promotions. All that we’re missing – is YOU.
4-9-2015 Amnesty, Licenses, and Low Cost Vaccinations Offered by Marion County Dog ServicesMarion County Dog Services will host a Dog License Amnesty event offering amnesty on late fees and license violations, as well as a low cost vaccination clinic. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Sublimity Fire Station, 115 NW Parker, Sublimity.
3/31/2015 Public Health Week Photo Project Celebrates the Healthiest Generation, April 6-12, 2015As part of National Public Health Week, April 6-12, the Marion County Health Department will showcase public health services that help with the goal of making the United States the Healthiest Nation in One Generation by 2030. This photo project will use social media to feature local programs and events that promote healthy lifestyles in each generation.
2/2/2015 Two-County Health AssessmentThe Marion and Polk County Health Departments have joined with community partners to conduct a comprehensive community health assessment.