Healthy people, families, and communities.


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.