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Parent Education Program hosted by Brooks CHD

Brooks County Health Department is hosting a Parent Education Program about Understanding Today’s Youth Culture on Tuesday, November 15. Dinner will be provided to all registrants that attend.

Food Safety

This year’s NFSM campaign will focus on protecting against some of the leading causes of foodborne illness – Norovirus and Hepatitis A.

Speak Out Workshop

Do you know a great community organizer who is ready to Speak Out to end the silence & stigma around HIV? Greater Than AIDS and the Georgia Department of Public Health are hosting a new Speak Out workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, November 17-20. This is an exciting opportunity for young leaders in the state who […]

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Remember to Tip ‘n Toss

Now that Tropical Storm Hermine has moved through the state, DPH is reminding Georgians that any standing water creates a prime habitat for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Tip ‘n Toss after the storm to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illness.

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National Preparedness Month

Historic floods are striking Louisiana, hurricane activity is developing in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas, and Zika virus is a growing concern in virtually every community in America. Whether they are watching the news or looking out the front door, Georgians don’t have to go far to see the potential for rapidly forming disasters. Which is what makes September, National Preparedness Month, all the more significant this year.

Protect Your Loved Ones against Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

August is a busy month with back-to-school shopping, last minute family vacations, registering for school, and leaving for college. As summer comes to an end and the school year begins, people often forget to check if they and their family members are up to date on their vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) […]

New Guidance for Testing of Pregnant Women for Zika Exposure

All pregnant women in the United States should now be assessed for possible Zika virus exposure during each prenatal care visit.

Back to School Bash at Tift County Health Dept

Tift CHD has planned their 6th annual Back to School Bash in conjunction with Tift Regional Medical Center, Tift County Commission on Children & Youth and The Jay Deason Fund for Friday, July 22.

Mosquito-Borne Illness Confirmed in Lowndes County

Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to wear mosquito spray whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. A horse in Lowndes County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

No Fee STD Clinic

Irwin County Health Department will host a No Fee STD Clinic next week. Be sure to make an appointment by Tuesday.

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