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    Pawlowski Signs Conversion Therapy Ban

    July 20 2017
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski signed an ordinance today prohibiting licensed professionals from engaging in counseling, practices or treatments that seek to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
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    AHB Receives NACCHO Recognition

    February 23 2017
    The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is recognizing the Allentown Health Bureau for its ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.
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    Rabid Raccoon Found in City

    February 17 2017
    The City of Allentown’s Bureau of Health and Animal Control are reminding pet owners to keep their animals up to date on rabies vaccinations.
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    Highmark Awards Near $100k Grant to AHB

    January 06 2017
    Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Allentown Health Bureau Director Vicky Kistler were presented with a $97,400 from the Highmark Foundation this afternoon.
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    AHB Receives $10K Grant

    September 15 2016
    The city of Allentown Health Bureau and its “Million Clicks for a Million Heart Campaign” is one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award.
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    City Awarded $1.4MM Lead Paint Abatement Grant

    July 20 2016
    The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program is awarding the city of Allentown a nearly $1.4 million grant.
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    Rabid Animal Found in City

    June 10 2016
    The city of Allentown’s Bureau of Health and Animal Control Officer are reminding pet owners to keep their animals up to date on rabies vaccinations.
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    AHB Administering Shingles Vaccine

    May 23 2016
    The Allentown Health Bureau has received a supply of Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) that is available free to any Pennsylvania resident that meets certain criteria.
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    World Health Organization Declares Zika Concern

    May 17 2016
    On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Local transmission has been reported in developing countries, but only travel associated cases have been reported within theUnited ...
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    Get Rid of Old Medicines Safely

    April 12 2016
    Residents can safely get rid of expired or unused prescription and over-the counter medicines in their homes at a National Take Back Day drug collection event in Allentown on Saturday, April 30.
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