• Gilmer County Health Department will close early at 3:30 PM today, Thursday, March 3, 2016, due to inclement weather andpossible hazardous road conditions.

  • Pickens County Health Department will close early at 2:30 PM today, Thursday, March 3, 2016, due to inclement weather and possible hazardous road conditions.

  • Breastfeeding: Protecting Mothers’ Life Long Health
    by Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
    on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center


    The Northwest Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition presents Breastfeeding: Protecting Mothers' Life Long Health by guest speaker Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and the all-day session includes breakfast and lunch.
  • School Registration Event in Cherokee
    The Cherokee County Health Department will conduct a School Registration Health Clinic on Tuesday, March 27 from 1 to 6 p.m.! The clinic will be held at both the public health center in Canton, located at 1219 Univeter Road, and in Woodstock at 7545 North Main Street, Suite 100.

    Join us for this special afternoon as we help get children ready for school registration! We will provide hearing, dental and vision screenings as well as immunizations for school age children. For more information, call either the Cherokee County public health center in Canton at 770-345-7371 or in Woodstock at 770-928-0133.

  • The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program (http://www.health.state.ga.us/programs/bcw) is Georgia's statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Babies Can't Wait provides a comprehensive, coordinated inter-agency system of early intervention services for children with developmental delays or disabilities ages birth to three years and their families. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency administrative agency for the BCW system. As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Section 34 CFR §§303.110-303, "the State must publish its Part C application or policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60 days prior to the date on which the application or policy is submitted and allow an opportunity for public comments on the application or policy for at least 30 days during that 60-day publication period". In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Evaluation and Assessment Policy, and Fiscal Policies, from February 10, 2012 to April 10, 2012View the full announcement for more information.
  • WCHD-Employees-of-the-Year-2010
    The Whitfield County Health Department recently announced their Employees of the Year 2010 These employees were selected for this honor by their peers, and Whitfield County Health Department Manager, Cheryl Wheeler, presented their awards.

    Pictured from left to right are  Mandy Kranz - WIC Nutritionist, Melissa Nelson - RN in the Women's Clinic, Karen Penland - RN in Children's Clinic, Cheryl Wheeler, Nurse Manager, Amanda Heafner - RN in Medical Access Clinic
  • The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, aged birth to three, and their families. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system.
    As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C section 34 CFR §§303.110-303.113, “the State must publish its Part C application or policy in a manner that will ensure circulation throughout the State at least 60-days prior to the date on which the application or policy is submitted and allow an opportunity for public comments on the application or policy for at least 30 days during that 60-day publication period. In order to meet this requirement, BCW invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Data Policy, Transition Policy, Service Coordination Policy, Individualized Family Service Plan Policy, Evaluation & Assessment Policy and Hearing Loss Eligibility Memo from March 10, 2011 to May 10, 2011.

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  • Join us for Teen Health Awareness Day - *Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 11 - 3pm at the Whitfield County Health Department.  This fun-filled event is for all teens and preteens... and PARENTS too!

    The Event Will Include:
    Teen Health Awareness Day
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    - Health Education - STD Testing - HIV Testing
    - Access to all Whitfield County Health Centers
    - Local Healthcare Provider Information
    - Info on what's available for teens in Dalton!
    You Dont' Want to Miss:
    - Refreshments - Popcorn, Hotdogs, Drinks
    - Fun Inflatables
    - DJ!
    - Chance to WIN a GUITAR HERO!!
    Sponsored by the North Georgia Health District Teen Health Program

    Participating Agencies: Dalton Parks and Recreation Department, United Way of Northwest Georgia, Murray County DFACS, Looper Speech and Hearing Center, G-YUPP Teen Advocates, DARE & PACE Unit, Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, and the Dalton Police Department.

    *RAIN DATE IS APRIL 14TH, 3 - 6PM
  • -RABIES SHOTS REQUIRED- It’s a Georgia Law! ALL DOGS AND CATS (3 months and older) MUST BE VACCINATED.

    CHEROKEE COUNTY 4-H RABIES CLINIC APRIL 17, 2010 RAIN OR SHINE- ONE DAY ONLY- NO MAKE UP DATES
  • Teen Health Awareness Day is on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Whitfield County Health Department on Professional Blvd. in Dalton, GA!

    This event is for Teens, Pre-Teens AND Parents! This FUN Event will Include:
    Teen Health Awareness Day
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    • Health Education
    • STD Testing
    • HIV Testing
    • Access to All Whitfield County Health Dept. Clinics
    • Local Healthcare Provider Information
    • Information on what is available for Teens in Dalton!
    There will be games, give-aways, fun inflatables, free water bottles for the first 200 attendees, and attendees can register to WIN a GUITAR HERO!

    Participating agencies will be Amerigroup, North Georgia Health District, Boys and Girls Club, Visions of Hope Youth Advocates, Family Support Council and Dare. For more information call 706-281-2326.
  • Several dogs at an Ellijay, GA home were exposed to a raccoon that has now tested positive for rabies.

    On Sunday, March 14, 2010, a dog brought a live raccoon into a residential yard located on Henry Evans Road off Clear Creek Road in Ellijay. The property owner's Pomeranian-mix adult female dog began to attack the raccoon and suffered minor injuries. During the attack, another Pomeranian-mix puppy female was bitten above the right eye. The owner of these two dogs killed the raccoon on-site.
  • National Nutrition Month® (NNM) is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM started as National Nutrition Week back in 1973 and grew into National Nutrition Month® in 1980 due to the public’s growing interest in nutrition.
  • Breastfeeding Coalition logo The Northwest Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition's Annual Breastfeeding Conference
    March 24, 2010

    featuring
    Teresa Pitman, LLLL


    Online Registration Now Open!

    Register NOW at www.nwgabfcoalition.com
    Approved for 6.75 L CERPs
    Please email nwgabfc@gmail.com for more information.
  • The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Division of Public Health (DPH) invites the public to participate in a 60-day review period of Babies Can't Wait (BCW), a statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. DHR has developed a new federal grant application for Babies Can't Wait that will be effective July 1, pending approval. The review period is scheduled to run from March 20 to May 20. Those who are interested may view the grant application online (http://health.state.ga.us) or at Babies Can't Wait offices throughout the state. 

  • raccoonEnvironmental health officials stated that a raccoon that appeared to have been killed by dogs in Fannin County has tested positive for rabies.
    Shannon Bradburn of the Fannin County Environmental Health Department said the state laboratory reported the positive rabies test results to their office late on Friday, March 20, 2009.
  • skunkGilmer County Environmental Health officials reported another case of confirmed rabies in a skunk. This is the second case of rabies in a skunk reported from Gilmer County within the past several days.  
    Late in the day on March 16, 2009, a skunk entered a property near the Seth Hyatt-Pleasant Hill Road area off Chatsworth Highway in Gilmer County. This site is approximately ten miles northwest of the Nine Mile Methodist Church location where a penned horse killed a rabid skunk early last week.
  • Striped skunkGilmer County Environmental Health officials announced today that the state laboratoryconfirmed rabies in a skunk that was picked up near Chatsworth Highway/52 West on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

    According to Andrea Wheeler, Gilmer County Environmental Health Manager, "The skunk entered the pen of a single horse in the vicinity of Nine Mile Methodist Church, and the horse killed the skunk. We were notified of the incident that day, and we shipped the skunk for testing the next morning, Wednesday, March 11th. We received the positive rabies results from the state lab this morning."

  • Stop TB USA logo
    World TB Day is March 24. The North Georgia Health District, comprised of Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, Murray and Whitfield counties, is highlighting this annual event. This date commemorates Dr. Robert Koch announcing his discovery, in 1882, of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

    Tuberculosis (TB) can easily be spread from one person to another. A person with active TB disease of the lungs or larynx can spread the infection to others simply by talking, laughing, singing, sneezing, and/or coughing.
  • Blue Ridge (GA) March 6, 2009 - Fannin County Environmental Health Officials reported late on Friday, March 6, 2009 that rabies had just been confirmed in a raccoon that was killed in a fight with a local dog last Wednesday.

    Shannon Bradburn of the county environmental health department said, "We received a call on Wednesday, March 4 that a raccoon had been in a fight with a dog at a residence off Tipton Trail in Morganton, and the raccoon was killed in the altercation.  The homeowners took the raccoon to a local vet where the head was removed for testing. Our office shipped the raccoon head to the state lab on March 5, and we received the positive rabies results back late today."

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