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Stand Strong Against The Flu

Georgia Department of Public Health promotes yearly flu vaccine National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 1-7, 2019 VALDOSTA – December means plenty of holiday parties and family gatherings; don’t let the flu hold you back from the festivities this season. National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 1-7 and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) […]

Bewley receives Community Preparedness Leadership Award

Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District’s Emergency Preparedness Director Lauren Bewley received the Michael Terwilliger Community Preparedness Leadership Award on November 15. The award is named for Michael Terwilliger who served as South Health District’s Emergency Coordinator from 2002 to 2013. Mike was a staunch believer in developing community partnerships as a successful […]

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SHD hosts World AIDS Day events

The schedule of events for the week is below: Proclamation and Memorial/Candlelight Vigil Date: Wednesday, November 20th Time: 12 – 1:30 PM Location: South Health District Office 325 West Savannah Avenue Movie Showing: The Ryan White Story Date: Thursday, November 21st Time: 3-5 PM Location: Student Union Theater N Oak St Health Forum and Luncheon […]

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Talking Turkey: Tips to safely prepare your holiday meals

VALDOSTA ­– The holiday season is just around the corner and this Thanksgiving the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District wants to make sure you and your family are protected from food borne illnesses. Turkey will take the spotlight for most families this Thanksgiving, and whether you fry, bake or smoke your turkey […]

SHD recognizes World AIDS Day 2019

VALDOSTA – World AIDS Day is a global health event held annually on December 1. The event offers an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate those who have died. In recognition of World AIDS Day 2019, the Georgia Department of […]

Lowery named Employee of the Year

Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District named Blake Lowery the 2018 Employee of the Year on October 10. Lowery is an Environmental Health Specialist in Lowndes County. South Health District wants to thank Lowery for his hard work and dedication to the district and communities they serve. Pictured are District Program Manager/Deputy Health […]

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SIDS Awareness Month observed in October

October marks the observance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month across the United States. Nearly 4,000 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the United States.  As of 2018, Georgia averages three infant deaths every week due to SIDS and other sleep-related deaths. Many of these deaths result from accidental suffocation, overlay […]

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DPH Identifies Second Vaping-Related Death

GA Cases of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury Continue to Increase ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has identified the state’s second death from a vaping-associated illness. The death did not occur within and the patient was not a resident of the South Health District. The patient had a history of nicotine vaping, but […]

EHDI holding Regional Stakeholders Meeting

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DPH Identifies First Death From Vaping-Associated Illness

Individuals Urged to Stop Using E-cigarettes, Vaping Devices Atlanta -The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has identified the state’s first death from a vaping-associated illness. The death did not occur within and the patient was not a resident of the South Health District. The patient had a history of heavy nicotine vaping, but no […]

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