May 23, 2019 It is easy for a person to say, “I’m not overweight so I don’t need to work out,” but that isn’t the case. It’s no secret ... More
Exercise is important for everyone
It’s no secret that working out is good for weight-loss and muscle gain, however even if you aren’t interested in losing weight or building muscle the benefits of exercise aren’t limited to what’s on the outside. Read More
National Infant Immunization Week observed April 27-May 4
VALDOSTA – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines not only help protect our children, but can also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 27 – May 4, and the South Health Districturges South Georgians to speak with a health care provider or doctor to make sure their infants are up-to-date on vaccinations. Read More
Echols Environmental Health Program recognized by FDA
VALDOSTA - The Environmental Health Program at Echols County Health Department was recognized for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement. Read More
Understanding the importance of vaccinations
Vaccines are constantly being discussed at the national level. These discussions are typically surrounded by statistics and scientific terms that can make things confusing. To clear up some of the confusion surrounding the topic here are some answers to commonly asked questions. 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
Apr 12, 2019 VALDOSTA – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines not only help protect our children, ... More
Apr 10, 2019 DPH urges public to take precautions to avoid infection ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed 17 cases ... More
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