• The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton and Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will be CLOSED on Monday, April 24th for a State Holiday. This also applies to all Environmental Health, WIC and Children's Medical Services. Normal hours of operation will resume the following day.


  • World AIDS Day is December 1st

    World AIDS Day 2009 PosterWorld AIDS Day is celebrated worldwide each year on December 1 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to halt the spread of this pandemic disease. This year, the North Georgia Health District and the North Georgia Task Force HIV Prevention Committee invite the public to commemorate and honor those who have died and those who are living with HIV/AIDS at a special service. The service will be held on Tuesday, December 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Dalton Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 311 Thorton Ave. in Dalton.
  • Turkey Safety

    turkeyTurkeys usually come to the consumer frozen and as a whole bird. The fact that it is frozen, a large amount of poultry, and can carry Salmonella create special hazards.
  • SECOND CAT CONFIRMED AS RABID IN JASPER

    A second Pickens County cat has been confirmed by the State Public Health Laboratory as having rabies. Earlier in the year, a rabid raccoon attacked several unvaccinated cats belonging to a family living on Paradise Lane in Jasper, Georgia. On September 16, the first cat tested positive for rabies. The remaining cats were either destroyed or placed in a double enclosure pen for a quarantine period of six months. Two family members received a series of post-exposure rabies treatments at a local hospital.

  • Great American Smokeout

    Vision of Hope Youth Advocates - Promoting the Georgia Tobacco Quit LineThe Great American Smokeout is November 19. We of the North Georgia Health District are working with our Visions of Hope Committee this year and next to promote the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (1-877-270-STOP) and, more specifically, to create Tobacco Free campuses at our schools in both Murray and Whitfield Counties through a Tobacco Prevention Community Capacity Building Grant provided to the district. Though these schools already have no-tobacco policies, we will be working with the youth and school boards to create better enforcement of these policies by doing such things as having a Youth Summit in February, posting Tobacco-Free Campus signs and by using a grassroots approach through our Visions of Hope Youth Advocates to recruit other youths to aid in this effort. Please note the attached photo of VOH Youth Advocates (from left to right) Kaila White, David Ramos and Karen Garcia holding a poster promoting the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line. . . this is just one of the many materials we have in both English and Spanish that are available to the public and they can be obtained by calling or emailing Jennifer Moorer at (706) 272-2342, x346 or jamoorer@dhr.state.ga.us
  • Smoking Cessation Class in Murray County

    SO YOU THINK YOU WANNA QUIT

    LET US HELP YOU WITH A FREE INTRODUCTORY DISCUSSION, TIPS, USEFUL INFORMATION, AND SUPPORT TO REACH YOUR GOAL: TO BE SMOKE-FREE!

    MURRAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
    NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
    LIMITED SPACE - CALL TO REGISTER (706)695-4585
  • NORTH GA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS CHANGE HOURS

    OFFICIALS OF THE NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THEIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS’ HOURS OF OPERATION WILL CHANGE BEGINNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009. ON THAT DATE, PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS IN CHEROKEE, FANNIN, GILMER, MURRAY, PICKENS AND WHITFIELD COUNTIES WILL OPERATE FROM 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
  • North Georgia Health District receives H1N1 Injectable Vaccine

    North Georgia Health District officials announced today the arrival of their first shipment of H1N1 influenza injectable vaccine, which totaled 4,100 doses. H1N1 vaccine will be administered to the priority groups through the health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties beginning Tuesday, November 3. The health departments will provide the vaccine during their normal operating hours, which are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays except on Fridays when the clinics close at 11:30 a.m.

    The Cherokee County Health Department will conduct a special H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, November 3 at the Cherokee County Recreation Center from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The recreation center is located at 7545 Main Street in Woodstock. (Google Map Driving Directions)

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