Building Healthier Lives in North Carolina: NC Local Health Departments keeping us all safe and healthy
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Are you ready to…LOSE WEIGHT? GET FIT? and HAVE MORE ENERGY?
WHEN: January 14 – April 22, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Each weekly session will be held on Wednesday evening and is approximately 1-hour. Sessions will include support group discussions, healthy topic and tips, taste testings, skill builders/incentives, and physical activity breaks.
WHERE: Greene County Senior Center
WHO: Anyone wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle
WHAT: Small changes. Big Results.
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a weight-management programs that uses strategies proven to work. It’s hard to break old habits; but this program will provide the nutrition and physical activity information focusing on the small changes needed to get you big results!
COST: $5.00 Commitment Fee
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9th
For more information or to register, call Joy Brock at (252) 747-8183
Greene County Animal Control is now under the supervision of the Greene County Manager's Office
Effective November 1, Greene County Animal Control is under the supervision of the County Manager's Office. The Greene County Board of Commissioners made the decision in October after a series of discussions with Health Director, Michael Rhodes, and County Manager, Richard Hicks. The phone number for the County Manager's Office is (252) 747-3446. The Greene County Animal Shelter reopened to the public on November 1. The Animal Shelter is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lead Animal Control Officer: Joe Smith (252) 939-6334
Animal Control Officer: Emily Jackson (252) 939-6332
Animal Shelter Attendant: Brandon Johnson (252) 747-8184
Animal Control Program Supervisor: Richard Hicks (252) 747-3446
Ebola Public Information Line
Click here to access the NC DHHS Ebola Information webpage.
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services' Testing Returned a Preliminary Negative Result for Ebola in Patient at Duke University Hospital
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 3, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. - Testing conducted at the State Laboratory of Public Health, located in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), returned a preliminary negative result for Ebola in a patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Additional testing will occur 72 hours after his fever first developed to confirm this result.
It is important to note that the patient's fever could indicate other illnesses.
Until the results of additional testing are known, the patient will remain in the contained, isolated and secured unit at Duke in which care has been delivered since admission Sunday night. There are no other patients being cared for on this unit and staff caring for these patients will have no other patient contact during this time. The patient continues to be treated and is also being evaluated for other conditions.
The patient has been and will continue to be interviewed regarding close contacts, activities and travel. Contact tracing remains underway, including precautionary control measures, although public health officials believe the risk of exposure to others is extremely low. Individuals who may have come in contact with the individual once symptoms were present continue to be monitored by their local health departments.
"State and county officials have been working closely with health care providers since July to prepare for the possibility that a patient in North Carolina might be diagnosed with Ebola," said Governor Pat McCrory. "I want to thank Person County Health Director Janet Clayton, Durham County Health Director Gayle Harris, county officials and Duke University Hospital staff to ensure that the patient was transported and admitted using the appropriate health and safety protocols.
"I especially want to thank Secretary Aldona Wos, Director Mike Sprayberry and their staffs for their leadership and efforts to coordinate yesterday's response to the potential Ebola patient."
Ebola is only contagious after the onset of symptoms. Ebola is not spread through the air, water or food - or simply by being near an infected person. Ebola is only spread through unprotected contact with blood or body fluids from an infected person who has symptoms, or with objects like needles that have been contaminated with the virus.
Anyone who becomes ill within 21 days after traveling to an affected area in West Africa should contact a health care provider right away and limit their contact with others until they have been evaluated.
DHHS will provide additional updates when more information becomes available.
2013 State of the County Health Report
Greene County Health Department is pleased to share the 2013 State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report. This report provides an annual review of the health of our community, tracks progress regarding health priorties and concerns, and identifies new initiatives and emerging issues that affect the health status of Greene County residents. The information is designed to educate and update community members, community leaders, elected officials and local agencies. Click here to view the 2013 SOTCH Report.
For more information about how public health is working for you, feel free to contact Joy S. Brock by phone (252) 747-8183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
County residents are also encouraged to attend regular meetings of the Greene County Board of Health to learn more about public health in the county. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Health is Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Health Department.
2012 Community Health Assessment
Community Health Assessment (CHA) is an effort to involve residents and health service providers in reviewing health statistics along with community concerns to prioritize health needs for our county and to create a plan to address these priorities over the next four years.
For this Community Health Assessment process, Greene County had the unique opportunity to utilize a model called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), a community-based framework for improving public health based in part on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiative. MAPP helps communities, like ours, review health status indicators, prioritize public health issues, identify resources and develop strategies for addressing priority issues. The MAPP process results in the development of a community-wide action plan for public health improvement. This program is designed to implement policy, systems and environmental changes aimed at improving community health and removing disparities in our community.
MAPP was originally developed by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We worked closely with the North Carolina Division of Public Health – Chronic Disease and Injury Section and the Department of Public Health at East Carolina University to implement MAPP in Greene County. Hertford and Nash counties also participated in the MAPP process in 2011 – 2012.
To view the 2012 Community Health Assessment for Greene County, please click here.
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For more information regarding public health issues or health department services, contact Joy S. Brock at (252) 747-8183 or email@example.com.