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Attention Georgia Healthcare Providers and Community Advocates:

Count the Kicks is an evidence-based public health program that teaches expectant parents the method for and importance of monitoring their baby's movements every day in the third trimester of pregnancy.  Healthcare providers and community advocates are invited to attend a FREE 60-minute webinar on Feb. 8th at 10am EST to learn more about the importance of educating on fetal movement monitoring in the third trimester and how to implement Count the Kicks in your setting. Join us to learn how you can help improve birth outcomes for expectant parents in Georgia.

Research shows a change in a baby’s movements could be the earliest and sometimes only indication there may be an issue with a pregnancy. Count the Kicks is a SIMPLE and FREE way for expectant parents to self-monitor to improve the chance of delivering a healthy baby, and by doing so, reduce stillbirths. According to the CDC, one out of every 175 pregnancies in the U.S. ends in stillbirth.

We hope you will join us on Feb. 8th at 10am EST to learn more. Together, we can help to deliver more healthy babies and improve birth outcomes in Georgia.


FREE Count the Kicks Webinar: Preventing Stillbirth Together

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Feb. 8th at 10am EST


The free Count the Kicks Educational Webinar for Georgia providers is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Strong Families.  Visit their websites to learn more.


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**UPDATE: 1/15/2024, 10:28 PM**

Cherokee and Murray County Health Departments Will Delay Opening to 10 AM on Tuesday

North GA – The Cherokee and Murray County Health Departments will delay opening until 10 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, due to inclement weather.

It was announced earlier this evening that the North Georgia Health District office and the Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, and Whitfield County Health Departments will also delay opening until 10 AM on Tuesday.

All public health services in these counties, including Environmental Health and WIC, will delay opening until 10 AM on Tuesday.

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- We will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15, 2024, for the national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The North Georgia Health District offices, health departments, environmental health offices, WIC program, and all other public health programs and services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield counties will be closed in respectful honor of this day. We look forward to resuming our services to the public on Tuesday, January 16th.

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Ellijay, GA  – The Gilmer County Health Department will delay opening until 9 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, 2024, due to the potential for weather-related issues. All public health services will be delayed until 9 AM in Gilmer County on Wednesday, including Environmental Health and WIC. Any further updates will be posted here on the North Georgia Health District website at