Community Health

Community Health Assessment 2010

The 2010 Jasper/Newton County Community Health Assessment provides detailed local community health information and data and other public health issues.

Health Education

The City of Joplin Health Department seeks to improve the health of people within our community by providing health education, with the goal of preventing and controlling health-related problems. We recognize the importance of health education as it empowers people about their health issues.

Hand Washing / Hand Hygiene

Hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent infection and illness at home, at school, and at work. Learn more about hand washing from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.


One of the best ways of preventing yourself, your loved ones, and the community from getting flu is by getting vaccinated. Learn more and access resources about the flu.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

City of Joplin Health Department provides free testing for STDs, as well as prevention programs. For more information about these services, call the health department at (417) 623-6122. More information about different STDs, visit the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s website.


The Joplin Health Department provides education, testing, and preventive plans for people within Joplin. Learn more about HIV / AIDS on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Disease Newsletters and Reports

The JHD compiles disease newsletters and reports in order to better inform the community about public health. Click here to access the reports.

Other Health Related Conditions