South Health District


Protect yourself and others from “Crypto” this summer

Summer break means swimming! While it might not be fun to think about, it is important to remember that swimming might be a fun way to relax on a hot day but it also means you are encountering other people’s germs. One of the most dangerous germs you can encounter while swimming is Crypto. Crypto, […]

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South Health District receives funding to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality

LOWNDES, ECHOLS and BROOKS COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health was awarded funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health.  These funds will support the Georgia Strong Families Program (GSP) that will be implemented in South Health District (Valdosta District) and the […]

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Financial Audits RFP

To view the RFP on financial audits, click here.

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Asthma Day Camp returns to Valdosta

VALDOSTA – The Superpuff Saturday Asthma Day Camp returns this May. South Health District’s Children’s Medical Services offers the camp as a fun and free way to educate asthmatic children ages 5-12 and their families about asthma. Admission is free and there will be games, prices, face painting, breakfast and lunch. There will also be […]

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Free Pack-N-Play offered to Safe Sleep Group Connection attendees

VALDOSTA – The Baby LUV/PAT Program is hosting a Safe Sleep Group Connection class on May 30, 2019. The educational event will offer tips on safe sleep practices for babies. Pregnant women in their third trimester or mothers with an infant between one day and 12 months will receive a FREE Pack-n-Play if they RSVP […]

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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. The program received a Certificate of Achievement from the Food and Drug Administration for completing a self-assessment of the FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards. Dan Reddit, FDA Retail Food Specialist, presented the […]

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Keep preteens safe, vaccinate today

VALDOSTA – Vaccinations keep preteens safe today so they can have a healthy tomorrow. In an effort to protect every adult and child, local health departments joining the Georgia Department of Public Health in recognizing March 11-15 as Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week. This week serves as a reminder for parents to talk with their […]

National Nutrition Month recognized

Eating healthy and getting active are two of the most crucial steps a person can take for their personal health. During March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes National Nutrition Month which encourages people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and activity habits. “Making healthy choices is vital all year long,” […]

The Benefits of Exercise for Adults

“Being a healthy adult is directly tied to being physically active and eating nutritiously,” says William Grow, MD, FACP, district health director.

deepsouth – a HIV documentary

The award-winning documentary, “deepsouth”, will be screened in Howard Auditorium on November 21 at 6 pm at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.