Feb 09, 2015 DPH is confirming the state’s first reported case of measles since 2012. More
First Confirmed Case of Measles in Georgia
DPH is confirming the state's first reported case of measles since 2012. The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from overseas and is not connected to the Disneyland outbreak. Read More
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness
In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Infectious Disease program will be offering free HIV testing on Thursday, February 12 from noon to 3:30 pm at the VSU Student Union. Read More
Baby LUV enters second year of HCG Foundation Grant
The Lowndes County BOH was awarded a grant by Healthcare Georgia Foundation to continue their work to improve birth outcomes in Lowndes County through the Baby LUV program. Read More
Youth Tobacco Use Declines
Over the past decade, rates of youth who have used any form of tobacco have dropped from 26.1 percent in 2003 to 19.4 percent in 2013. The percentage of high school students who smoked cigarettes on at least one day during the 30 days before the survey, declined from 20.9 percent to 12.8 percent. Read More
Welcome to South Health District
South Health District’s mission is to promote and protect the health and well being of anyone that lives, works, or plays in the counties of Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner.
South Health District News
Feb 05, 2015 The South Health Infectious Disease program will provide free HIV testing, condoms and educational material to help raise awareness of HIV among African Americans on February 12. Please come out ... More
Jan 16, 2015 Baby LUV received a grant to continue their work to improve birth outcomes in Lowndes County. More
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South Health District serves residents in south central Georgia. To find information about your local county health department, please select their page below.