• Happy Thanksgiving from the North Georgia Health District! Our district offices in Dalton will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 23 and 24. All our Public Health Departments and services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will also be closed both days. Best wishes from us to you for a healthy and safe holiday!

Pickens County Health Department recognized as Champions for Immunization!

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Pickens County Health Department for winning the 2017 Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award! Staff from the Pickens County Health Department and our district Infectious Diseases Department recently accepted the award at the 2017 Immunize Georgia Conference. The Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award honors individuals, public/private agencies or coalitions who demonstrate excellence in providing immunization care and exemplify the immunization guidelines set forth in the Standards for Child, Adolescent and Adult Immunization Practices.

Dolores Benzel: Public Health Champion

Dolores Benzel 4WebDolores Benzel was operations support manager for the Cherokee County Health Department prior to retiring in 2013. During her 28 years of faithful service, she was loved and admired by her employees and coworkers. She was the devoted mother of two sons and was a beloved grandmother and great grandmother. On October 20th, Dolores passed away from us, but she will always be remembered as a truly lovely person and an amazing public health champion.

Free Breast Exams at Murray County Health Department on October 24th

Save A Life. Get Checked. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Free Breast Exams BCA Event MCHD Flyer 4WebChatsworth, GAFREE Breast Exams will be provided at the Murray County Health Department on Tuesday, October 24th in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Come by the health department located at 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road in Chatsworth anytime on the 24th from 8 AM to 6 PM. NO appointment is necessary. Save a life and get checked during the Breast Cancer Awareness event at the Murray County Health Department! For more details, call (706) 695-4585. For more information about breast cancer and prevention of this and other types of cancer, log onto www.cdc.gov/cancer.


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