PROCLAMATION DECLARING OCTOBER 26, 2019 AS NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
WHEREAS, unused and unneeded prescription drugs pose a health and safety risk as they can be abused by household members or stolen;
WHEREAS, unused prescription drugs should be done in a safe manner;
WHEREAS, October 26, 2019 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and areas around the country will have disposal locations for unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed; and
WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah desires to participate in the take back day.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, does hereby declare October 26, 2019, is Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Washington County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that area residents are encouraged to drop off their unused prescription drugs between 10 am and 2 pm at the St. George Police Department, 265 North 200 East, St. George (Google Maps), and Smith’s Food and Drug at 20 North Bluff Street, St. George (Google Maps).
PROCLAMATION DECLARING NOVEMBER AS ALPHA-1 AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is one of the most common and serious hereditary disorders in the world and can result in life threatening lung disease in adults and liver disease in both children and adults; and
WHEREAS, Alpha-1, discovered just 56 years ago, has been identified in nearly all populations and ethnic groups; and
WHEREAS, Alpha-1 is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed, with fewer than 10% of affected patients diagnosed correctly: and
WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah encourages efforts to educate the public and health care providers about Alpha-1 and help identify those affected; and
WHEREAS, Washington County, Utah supports families and individuals affected by this disorder as they attempt to navigate the challenges and trials it may present:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, does hereby declare November 2019 as ALPHA-1 Awareness Month