• Offices of the North Georgia Health District and Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties are CLOSED on Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day. This closing also includes all Environmental Health, WIC and Children's Health services. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday. Happy Columbus Day!

  • Canton (GA) -Nine local residents and their children were taken on a free Shopping Matters grocery tour at Kroger inCanton on Thursday where they learned how to make healthy food choices on a limited budget.
    Shopping Matters tour in Canton 10-25-12 for NGHDJosefina Arvizu-Villela, WIC nutritionist with Cherokee County public health, teaches Shopping Matters tour participants how to read food labels for nutritional values
    The Shopping Matters tour was sponsored by North Georgia WIC and was led by Josefina Arvizu-Villela, a WIC nutritionist based in the Cherokee County Health Department who was recently trained as a Shopping Matters tour facilitator.

    "Often, people don't know how to buy nutritious, yet affordable food for their family because they don't understand which foods are best, nor do they know how to make sense of the labels," Arvizu-Villela explained. "Shopping Matters empowers them to shop more effectively because it breaks it all down in a practical, sensible way."

    This tour focused particularly on foods available in the Women's, Infants and Children (WIC) food package and taught ways to make healthy, affordable choices among these foods.
  • Dalton, GA One hundred fifty area residents joined thousands of people all over the nation Wednesday to celebrate Food Day—the nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable, sustainable food and a better food system. A kick-off in Dalton was sponsored by White’s Pediatrics and North Georgia WIC at the Mack Gaston Community Center. 

    Kimbilee Jonas of Whites Pediatrics and young Diego Hurtado at Food Day in DaltonKimbilee Jonas (right) of White's Pediatrics in Dalton discusses the benefits of healthy food choices with young Diego Hurtado at the Food Day Celebration held in Dalton on Wednesday

    “The reason we became involved in Food Day is because we began to realize that parents of many of the obese children coming into our clinic wanted to make the needed lifestyle changes but didn’t know how,” said Kimbilee Jonas, Community Outreach Coordinator for White’s Pediatrics. “So, by working with the children to make healthier food choices, we're helping the whole family adopt the right tools for healthy lifestyle changes.”


    The theme seen throughout the local Food Day event was the positive effects of community collaboration in encouraging easy access to locally produced healthy and affordable foods.

    For example, as part of Wednesday's Food Day activities, locally produced, low-cost fruits and vegetables were available at the farmers market held inside the community center pavilion.

    “Food Day is about embracing the concept of real food,” North Georgia WIC Program Manager Karen Rutledge said. “And, as a society, we need to look more toward consuming foods that are right here in our own back yards.”
  • "I never thought it could happen to me," said 63-year-old Paulette White ofDalton after she was diagnosed last fall with breast cancer.Paulette White of Dalton is a breast cancer survivor due to early detectionPaulette White of Dalton is a breast cancer survivor due to early detection

    But it did happen.

    And now, Paulette is a breast cancer survivor because she maintained regular check-ups.

    Paulette was faithful to get yearly health screenings, including mammograms, despite her lack of health insurance. Working for a small Dalton-based company, Paulette doesn't have access to affordable health insurance. Yet, not to be deterred from seeking basic healthcare, Paulette gets physicals each year at the Whitfield County Health Department's Medical Access Clinic (MAC).*

    It was there during her physical last October that the abnormality was detected.

    "The MAC nurse felt a very small knot," said Paulette, "so small, it's no wonder I didn't notice it myself when doing my monthly self breast exams."
    Beth Spivey and Paulette White on webBeth Spivey, RN, BSN of the Whitfield County Health Department's Medical Access Clinic and breast cancer survivor Paulette White discuss monthly self breast exams. "Ms. White's breast cancer was detected early," said Spivey, "The chance of a woman having breast cancer sometime during her life is one in eight and early detection is key in the treatment of it."MAC staff assisted Paulette in getting a mammogram and diagnostic evaluation through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP).**

    When it was confirmed she had cancer and she needed surgery, the staff helped her apply for assistance through the Women's Health Medicaid Program.***

    "I was reeling from the shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer and wondering 'What do I do next?'," Paulette recalled. "But the health department staff was there for me, connecting me to resources I needed." 

    Now, she feels like her old self again.

    "I never thought I would get cancer," said Paulette, "but, because I didn't let circumstances keep me from getting yearly check-ups and from seeking help when breast cancer was detected, I'm here to enjoy life with my grandchildren."
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    *Whitfield County Health Department's Medical Access Clinic (MAC) - http://nghd.org/Whitfield-County-Health-   Department/macservices.html
    **Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) - http://health.state.ga.us/programs/bccp/index.asp
    ***Women's Health Medicaid Program - http://health.state.ga.us/programs/womensmedicaid/index.asp
  • Food Day Press Release
  • Ellijay (GA)- An Ellijay resident fought to protect her Chihuahua from a raccoon attack, and now, she is undergoing post-exposure rabies treatment and her dog is under six-months quarantine.

    Gilmer County Environmental Manager Andrea Martin reported that the attack occurred on October 9, 2012 at the pet owner's home on John Call Road in Ellijay.

    "The owner intervened in the attack and came in contact with the raccoon's saliva through a skin abrasion on her hand," said Martin. "Since then, the raccoon has tested positive for rabies, so, the owner of the dog is receiving post-exposure rabies treatment."

    Because the Chihuahuawas "slightly overdue" for its annual rabies vaccination at the time of Rabies quarantinethe attack, Martin required that the dog be given a rabies booster vaccination and quarantined for six months.

    Rabies that goes untreated is fatal almost 100 percent of the time.

    Health officials urge residents to maintain current rabies vaccinations in their pets, not only for the pets' protection, but to also protect themselves and their families.

    "If our pets are not properly vaccinated and are exposed to rabies, then we are next in line for exposure," said Martin, "We must keep those rabies vaccinations current each year."

    Another important step in the prevention of rabies exposure is to avoid contact with all unfamiliar animals, both domestic and wild.

    For more information about rabies, please contact Gilmer County Environmental Health at (706) 635-6050 or log onto the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov.

  • Registering participants for SHOPPING MATTERS Tours!

    Canton
    (GA) -
    Buying affordable, yet nutritious food can be a real challenge to anyone, especially for families on a budget.

    Shopping Matters is a new program in Cherokee County that teaches registered shoppers how to buy nutritional food on a budget and is locally sponsored by North Georgia WIC.

    Participants will be taken on a free grocery store tour by a local, trained facilitator who will empower them with knowledge about how to shop for and prepare healthy meals. They will then be given a guidebook that includes tasty, simple recipes and information provided during the tour.

    Two Shopping Matters Tour dates are currently scheduled in Cherokee County:
    Hadley Standring conducts Shopping Matters Tour training at Canton KrogerHadley Standring conducts Shopping Matters Tour training at Canton Kroger
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9 A.M.
    Canton Kroger
    4045 Marietta Hwy., Canton, GA 30114


    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1 p.m.
    Woodstock Kroger
    5339 Old Hwy. 5, Woodstock, GA 30188


    For more details about these free Shopping Matters Tours and to register for one of the scheduled tour dates, call the local WIC office at 1 (866) 942-9675.

    Shopping Matters is a branch of Cooking Matters, which is part of the national organization Share Our Strength. Learning to fully utilize WIC and the SNAP program to purchase healthy, easy to cook meals is a key ingredient of the program.

    Learn more about Shopping Matters and Cooking Matters at Share Our Strength's website: www.nokidhungry.org.
  • Health Departments in North Georgia Health District focus on Breast Cancer Awareness

    Dalton (GA) - According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.Fannin County Health Department staff wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness - webFannin County Health Department staff wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is almost 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36.


    The good news is that breast cancer death rates have been going down. According to ACS officials, this is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

    In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, officials of the North Georgia Health District based in Dalton and health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties are reminding the public that early detection is key in the treatment of breast cancer. 

    The following breast cancer awareness activities are being held by the county health departments:

    Cherokee County: On Tuesday, October 23, from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M., a Cherokee County Breast Cancer Awareness event will be held in the picnic area of the Woodstock Health Center at 7545 N. Gilmer County Health Department staff wear Pink Ribbons for Breast Cancer AwarenessGilmer County Health Department staff wear Pink Ribbons for Breast Cancer AwarenessMain Street. The requested attire is pink. Activities will include recognition of twoemployee breast cancer survivors and a Zumba Fitness Demo. Call (770) 928-0133.

    Fannin County: Health department staff is wearing pink in recognition of BreastCancer Awareness Month and has a display in the health department lobby with a breast cancer awareness focus. Staff is working with their Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Program patients. The Fannin County Health Department is located at 95 Ouida Street in Blue Ridge. Call (706) 632-3023.

    Gilmer County:Health department staff is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink and by providing information at the health department about breast cancer and early detection. The Gilmer County Health Department is located at 28 Southside Church Street in Chatsworth Mayor Dan Pendland signs Breast Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation in the presence of Murray County Health Department's Cathy Gray and Debbie Chesnutt - webChatsworth Mayor Dan Penland signs Breast Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation in the presence of Murray County Health Department Cathy Gray and Debbie ChesnuttEllijay and the phone number is (706) 635-4363.

    Murray County: Chatsworth Mayor Dan Penland officially proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Chatsworth, and on Tuesday, October 30, health department staff will wear pink and will providefree breast exams at the clinic. . . Walk-ins are Welcome! The Murray County Health Department is open from 7:30 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesdays and is located at 709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road in Chatsworth. Call (706) 695-4585.

    Pickens County: Health department staff is wearing pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is providing breast cancer and early detection information at the health department. The Pickens County Health Department is located at 60   Health Way in Jasper and the phone number is
    (706) 253-2821.


    Whitfield County:Health department staff is wearing pink and is providing breast cancer awareness information at the Whitfield County Health Department at 800 Professional Boulevard in Dalton. They will also provide breast cancer awareness materials at their booth at the Georgia Department of Labor Job Readiness Kick Off on October 22, 23 and 24 from 1 to 8 P.M. at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton. Call (706) 279-9600.

  • Mayor Don Penland and wife Barbara get flu shots from Julie CulpepperChatsworth Mayor Don Penland and wife Barbara get flu shots from Julie Culpepper, RNChatsworth (GA) - Eighty people were added to the list of people protected against the flu today in Chatsworth as they drove by Murray County Health Department staff to receive their flu vaccinations. 

    This was the second public health drive-by flu shot clinic held at the Murray County Recreation Center this year because the one conducted last month was forced indoors due to rain. Yet, despite those conditions, 135 residents still came for a flu shot.

    "Now, with the 80 shots given today, a total of 215 residents have received flu vaccinations at our two drive-by flu shot clinics," said County Nurse Manager Debbie Chesnutt.

    Chesnutt continues to urge residents to get a flu vaccination at the health department located at709 Old Dalton-Ellijay Road in Chatsworth as soon as possible because the flu season has now begun. 

    Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot.

    The flu vaccine is $20 at the health department. They accept cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.
  • FREE HIV TESTING IS OFFERED AT THE MACK GASTON COMMUNITY CENTER IN DALTON ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M. HIV T-shirt

    THE FREE HIV TESTING AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER THIS MONTH WILL BE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH.

    BECAUSE ALL OF US MATTER, WE SHOULD UPDATE OUR HIV STATUS! ANYONE AT RISK FOR HIV, OR ANYONE WHO HAS THE DISEASE BUT DOESN'T KNOW IT, HAS POWERFUL REASONS FOR LEARNING THEIR HIV STATUS. 

    TAKE THE TEST, TAKE CONTROL!

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FREE HIV TESTING AT THE MACK GASTON COMMUNITY CENTER, LOCATED AT 214   FREDRICK STREET IN DALTON, CALL (706) 281-2360.
  • Jasper (GA) – Pickens County Nurse Manager Sandy Singleton commends the 75 residents who were vaccinated at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper.

    Winford Duckett of Jasper vaccinated at Pickens Co Health Dept Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic - web shotWinford Duckett of Jasper is vaccinated by Nancy Loyed at the Pickens County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic“These folks are now better prepared to face the flu season,” Singleton said. "Not only did they protect themselves, but as each individual gets vaccinated against the flu, it builds a stronger wall of immunity that protects the whole community from influenza."

    Now that flu season has begun, Singleton is encouraging all residents to come to the health department at 60 Health Way in Jasper to get their flu vaccination without delay. 

    Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot.

    The regular seasonal flu vaccine is $20 and the high dose flu shot is $50. The health department is accepting cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.
  • The Murray County Health Department will conduct a second Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, October 16 from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. at the Murray County Recreation Center at 651 Hyden Tyler Road in Chatsworth.FLU SHOT

    The flu vaccine is $20. The health department is accepting cash, checks, Medicare, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.

    Georgia State Patrol will provide child safety seat checks at the clinic, as well.

    For more information, please contact the Murray County Health Department at (706) 695-4585.
  • Pickens Drive-by 2012 - Poster for webDon't forget! The Pickens County Health Department will conduct a Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic THIS Wednesday, October 10 from 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. at Mount Zion Baptist Church on North Main Street in Jasper.

    Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot, and the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic is designed to make getting that shot quick, easy and convenient!

    The regular seasonal flu vaccine is $20 and the high dose flu shot is $50. The health department is accepting cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State CIGNA and State Healthcare Insurances.

    For more information, please contact the Pickens County Health Department at (706) 253-2821.
  • Ellijay (GA)The combinedGilmer County Health Department Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics ended today with the final one at First United Methodist Church of Ellijay and a total of over 80 residents vaccinated against the flu!Marsha and Irene Carpenter at Gilmer Drive-byMarsha and Irene Carpenter get flu shots from Gilmer County Health Department staff at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic in Ellijay

    “This was our first year to conduct drive-by flu shot clinics each Friday in September in addition to the one we have annually in October at First United Methodist," said Katherine Meyer, county nurse manager. “We did this to provide a wider range of opportunity for people to get a convenient drive-by flu shot, and we're thrilled these 80 residents are now armed against the flu." 

    Meyer is now urging all other Gilmer residents who have not yet gotten their flu shot to come to the health department at28 Southside Church Street to receive their vaccination.

    Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot.

    The flu vaccine is $20 at the health department and the department accepts cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.
  • Woodstock (GA)-The Allen Temple AME Church in Woodstock celebrated the opening of its Lactation Room with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Saturday!

    The Lactation Room will provide privacy and a comfortable location for mothers who desire to nurse their babies while attending worship services.

    The church understands the benefits of breastfeeding to infants and supports mothers who desire to breastfeed their babies. The addition of the room is another step toward the church's goal of reducing childhood obesity by providing education and support to the church community. 
    Pastor Carl Moore and Carol Hendrix at Allen Temple AME Lactation Room Ribbon-cutting for webCarl A. Moore, Sr., Senior Pastor, Allen Temple A.M.E. Church of Woodstock and Carol Hendrix, WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator for the North Georgia Health District cut the ribbon to the church's new Lactation Room where mothers may now privately breastfeed their babies during worship services.The Lactation Room is a result of the Georgia SHAPE partnership between the Health Ministry of Allen Temple and North Georgia Health District's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.Georgia SHAPE is a statewide initiative ofGovernor Nathan Deal to join governmental, philanthropic, academic, and business communities to lower incidence of obesity in Georgia – now at epidemic proportions.

    Evidence continues to mount that breastfeeding can help prevent obesity and is important to the health of both mothers and children.

    Leading health experts throughout the world and our nation recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding for at least the first year. Exclusive breastfeeding offers women some protection from breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, while offering children important protection against ear, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, obesity, diabetes, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).


    For information about the Lactation Room at Allen Temple AME Church, contact Dr. Orin Gill at (678) 761-2203 or revorin@yahoo.com. Information about breastfeeding can be found atwww.northgawic.com. Learn more about Georgia SHAPE atwww.georgiashape.org.
  • Dalton (GA)The two-day Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic held by the Whitfield County Health Department ended today, but not before a total of 1,236 people received their flu vaccinations!

    “We are very pleased with the number of people who armed themselves against the flu at our clinic yesterday and today,” said Gayle Brannon, county nurse manager. “Now, we challenge all our residents to protect 1236 vaccinated at Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic in Daltonthemselves by getting their flu shot here at the health department right away."

    Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot.

    The flu vaccine is $20 at the health department, located at 800 Professional Boulevard in Dalton. The department accepts cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.

    The Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic also served as a drill so that health department staff could test their ability to quickly administer medications in a widespread public health crisis such as pandemic influenza. The vaccination process went smoothly and quickly for everyone who participated.

    “We are very grateful for the help we received in successfully operating our clinic from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office and from volunteers, including members of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)," Brannon said. 

    For more information about influenza vaccination, please contact the Whitfield County Health Department at (706) 226-2621 or log onto www.cdc.gov/flu.
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  • The Pass It On - Good Health Celebration at Woodstock City Park this past Saturday, September 29 was a huge success as families were reminded of how much fun it is to play together while getting physically fit!

    Dozens of families came to enjoyfun games, entertaining exercises, dancing, Zumba®, walking, jump roping, healthy snacks, nutritious recipe demonstrations, and health screenings such as blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) measurements and Pass It On Photohearing, dental and vision screenings for kids!

    Plus, a clothing and food drive took place simultaneously at nearby Allen Temple AME Church as well as the ribbon-cutting to the church's brand new Lactation Room, where mothers may privately breastfeed their babies while attending worship services.

    The Pass It On - Good Health Celebration was a *Georgia SHAPE event andwas sponsored by the Allen Temple AME Church of Woodstock. Participating partners included LA Fitness, Kroger, Cherokee County Health Department, North Georgia WIC, and the North Georgia Health District, part of the Georgia Department of Public Health.
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    *More about Georgia SHAPE: Georgia SHAPE is an exciting initiative to improveGeorgia’s future, beginning with our state’s most vital and important asset — our young people. We know all children can benefit from knowledge of their current health-related fitness levels, along with a capacity to develop and implement strategies for personal improvement. For more information on Georgia SHAPE visit:www.GeorgiaSHAPE.org.
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    Photos from this event are on our Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.415277418527028.103675.130708733650566&type=1 

  • 759 Whitfield County residents armed themselves against the flu today by getting vaccinated at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic at the Whitfield County Health Department!

    The Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, from 8:30 to 4 at the health department at 800 Professional Boulevard inDalton.Facebook

    Having the flu can lead to serious complications and death. The best protection against influenza is a flu shot.

    The flu vaccine is $20 at the health department and the department accepts cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State Cigna and State Healthcare Insurances.

    For more information about receiving a flu shot, please contact the Whitfield County Health Department at (706) 226-2621, or log onto www.cdc.gov/flu.
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    Photos of the Drive-by are posted on our Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.415673561820747.103775.130708733650566&type=3
  • Whitfield Drive-by 2012 - flyerTHE WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMINDS YOU TO COME TO THEIR DRIVE-BY FLU SHOT CLINIC OPEN THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATED AT 800 PROFESSIONAL BOULEVARD IN DALTON!

    CLINIC TIMES WILL BE 8:30 TO 6 ON TUESDAY AND 8:30 TO 4 ON WEDNESDAY!

    PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE FLU BY GETTING VACCINATED EASILY AND CONVENIENTLY WHILE NEVER HAVING TO LEAVE YOUR CAR.


    THE REGULAR FLU SHOT IS $20 AND THE HIGH DOSE FLU SHOT FOR ADULTS AGES 65 AND OLDER IS $50. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING CASH, CHECKS, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, STATE CIGNA AND STATE HEALTHCARE INSURANCES.
  • Don't forget that the Gilmer County Health Department is having a Drive-By Flu Shot Clinic THIS Friday, October 5 from 8 to 1 at the First United Methodist Church of Ellijay on McCutchen Street.

    The best protection against influenza is a flu shot, and at the Drive-by Flu Shot Clinic, you can arm yourself against the flu while never having to get out of yourNurse
    car!

    The regular seasonal flu vaccine is $20 and the high dose flu shot is $50. The health department is accepting cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid, State CIGNA and State Healthcare Insurances.

    For more information, please contact the Gilmer County Health Department at (706) 635-4363.
  • Cherokee County Flu ClinicCherokee County Flu Shot Clinic - October 19, 2011
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  • Gilmer County Environmental Health officials reported that two dogs recently fought with a raccoon that later tested positive for rabies in the Lake Paul area.raccoon
  • bcawarenessFREE BREAST EXAM TO ALL WOMEN ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 22, 2009 AT MURRAY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. AND 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40 - 64 AND DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE MAMMOGRAM - BRING IN PROOF OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

    CALL 706-695-4585 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • After 22 years of providing area youth health education and leadership opportunities, the Teen Resource Center in Dalton will close on Oct. 31 due to state budget cuts.

    The Department of Human Resources chose not to continue funding the center, which is a part of the North Georgia Health District. The Whitfield County Board of Health is part of the health district.

    Read the full story from the Dalton Daily Citizen...

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