Harrison County Health Department

Bethany, Missouri


The CPR in Schools law will go into effect school year 2017-2018. The goal is very simple - to save lives and to empower Missouri’s youth to be lifesavers by giving them the skills and confidence needed to help. Each day in the United States, approximately 1,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Schools present an opportunity to teach our youth basic, compressions-only CPR. There are many resources available to schools to help with CPR training. Schools should decide which resources best align with their plan for implementing training. The American Heart Association has placed training kits in a lending library system with the nine Regional Professional Developmental Centers and the seven Area Health Educational Centers throughout Missouri. Schools may contact their local center to learn how to check out kits for training; or for more information, please e-mail Krisca Gould at krisca.gould@heart.org, CPR in Schools Manager. Please click here for more details.
The link to the Harrison County Resource Guide can be found on our website at: page49.html
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Our mission at the Harrison County Health Department is to protect and promote quality of life and health for county residents by developing and implementing programs and systems that provide:  information and education; effective oversight; quality services; and surveillance of diseases and conditions. 


Our vision is of healthy Harrison County residents that live in an environment that is safe, supportive, and conducive to a healthy lifestyle.


The Harrison County Health Department values a work environment and programs characterized by consistency, honesty, responsiveness and trust.  We are concerned, dedicated professionals who are adaptable in a rapidly changing environment.  Above all, we respect our customers, and maintain for them the highest standards of service.