CAMPBELL COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SEEKS TO USE STATE GRANT FOR EMPLOYING ADDITIONAL NURSING STAFF
Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) prepares to use a grant from Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) for additional nursing staff.
In an article, CCPH executive director Jane Glaser said that the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), has offered a grant that would provide $97,000 a year, for a total of three years, to cover full-time pay and benefits for an employee, focusing on communicable diseases.
The new employee will be handling sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, case management, and public education. And when the employee isn’t busy with such tasks, they will then be tasked with refilling free condom dispensers staged in principal locations around Gillette.
It was reported in a press release from Wyoming Department of Health that the state has rising syphilis cases, particularly in Fremont County.
Just this year, there are have been 34 cases reported – a 36% increase over the total number of cases reported last year. Fremont County accounts for 38 % of the state-wide cases.
WDH communicable disease surveillance program manager Courtney Smith, said in a statement that the increase has sparked an alert to healthcare providers across the state, “encouraging them to promote testing and treatment with patients.”
With the Campbell County Public Health’s plan in using a state grant from Wyoming Department of Health for additional nursing staff, Erudite Nursing Institute™ believes that it’s a very beneficial decision, considering about the countrywide nursing shortage and its state’s STD case status condition.
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