Stealth Creative and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to share that their teams won a bronze Anthem Award for their work on the Healthy Joplin website!

Healthy Joplin is a local staple, offering resources and opportunities to help residents live their best (and healthiest!) lives. Stealth is doubly proud to receive this honor because one of their offices is located in Joplin!

Both teams extend their sincerest gratitude to both The Anthem Awards and Healthy Joplin.

(Joplin, MO) – Medical professionals echo the call for more people to learn CPR after thousands watching a national football league game witnessed Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest on the field and how quickly CPR was administered to assist him through the medical crisis. Doctors have stated administering CPR outside the hospital can save thousands of lives annually, but about half of Americans say they don’t know how to do it.

The Joplin Health Department is offering two classes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Thursday, March 16 for the public. Classes will be held in Conference Room 1 of the Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th Street. The classes are a part of the American Heart Association’s training. Friends and Family® CPR will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and will cover:

  • Adult hands-only CPR and with breaths
  • Child and infant CPR
  • Adult and child AED use
  • Mild and severe airway block
  • Hands-on practice of all techniques

This class is a great one for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others. Cost is $25 per person.

AHA HeartCode® BLS Skills Checkoff will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on March 16. The course is designed for those who have already completed the online portion of the HeartCode® BLS course. This is the hands-on skills session check-off to complete the certification for HeartCode® BLS. Cost is $20 per person.

Preregistration and pre-payment are required to attend either of these classes. Participants can complete these steps by going to the Joplin Parks registration website of their online catalog. Classes are listed under the Adult Programs division of the registration site. Citizens can also call the Health Department at 417.623.6122, ext. 1258 for more information.


Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 1204

(Joplin, MO) – Joplin Parks & Recreation is offering introductory sports programs for preschoolers this spring at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Little Kickers Soccer is designed to introduce preschoolers to the sport of soccer. The program begins the week of April 4 and will be held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on which session the child is enrolled. The cost is $38/player and includes a jersey and an award. Pre-registration is required by March 21.

The four-week programs are focused on introducing young children, ages three to four years old, to the basic fundamentals of the sport they’re enrolled in. Through the use of drills and fun skill development games, the programs are focused on developing each child’s skills and self-confidence in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Joplin Parks & Recreation programs are open to all Four States residents. For more information, or to register, please visit or call 417.625.4750.

 About Joplin Parks & Recreation 

The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department provides quality parks, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Joplin and surrounding communities. Learn more at

(Joplin, MO) – Registration is now open for the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department’s adult recreational sport leagues. Adults looking to get outside and have some fun this spring are encouraged to register for the Adult Softball and/or Soccer Leagues held at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Softball leagues begin the week of March 20 and the soccer league begins on March 22. All players must be 18 years or older. First-place teams will receive a championship trophy. Softball team entry fee is $300; soccer team entry is $310. Softball registration ends March 13; soccer ends March 14.

Awards will be presented to league champions in each sport with tournament play at the end of the season.  All sports programs use officials and have established reputations for quality play.

For more information or to register, please visit or call Joplin Parks and Recreation at 417.625.4750.

About Joplin Parks & Recreation:

The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department provides quality parks, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Joplin and surrounding communities. Learn more at

Now is the perfect time to get your “little eagle” or other Joplin school kindergartener prepared for school!  Pre-Enrollment started on February 6 and Joplin Health Department staff are here to help.

  • We will immunize children who attend school in the city of Joplin.
  • We can issue birth certificates for anyone born in Missouri.  Cost is $15 per certificate.
  • Our clinics for “Kindergarten Round-up” will be 9 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 4 PM on Tuesdays, February 14 and February 21.  We do encourage appointments to decrease wait time!
  • Student must bring a shot record to receive immunizations.  If they don’t have one, we recommend parent or guardian contact their pediatrician to obtain one before they come to our clinic.
  • Parent/guardian must bring a picture ID.  If someone other than the guardian is bringing the child, they must also bring a note, signed by the parent/guardian, giving us permission to treat without a parent present.
  • Costs for immunizations are as listed below:

Fees for Child and Adolescent Vaccinations

   Vaccine Charge Administration Charge
 VFC Eligible with Medicaid None Billed to Medicaid
VFC Eligible no Medicaid None $13.00 per child
Insured with Full Immunization Coverage Billed to Insurance through Vaxcare Billed to Insurance through Vaxcare


For more information, contact Misty Hammer, RN, Medical Services Coordinator, at 417-623-6122, ext. 1289.


Freeman Health System is pleased to host the Work@Health Certification Training by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 30 and 31, 2023.

The training is made possible by the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is supported by the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) Worksite Workgroup.

The training is designed to enhance employer knowledge of strategies and tools for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health interventions. The science-based curriculum includes eight core modules that provide employers with the skills to implement a comprehensive worksite wellness program using interventions that principally address chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity. Lunch is included on the first day and breakfast will be offered on the second.

For questions, please contact Annie Fitzgerald at