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    Special Thanks From Carroll County Health Department!

    Georgia Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting & Conference Award Winners

    Mrs. Norma D. Phillips was awarded the Fred Agel Governance Award at our GPHA annual meeting held on April 11-12, 2017. 

    Mrs. Phillips has been active in Public Service for more than 50 years.  In addition to her service on the Board of Health, she has also served as Justice of the Peace for 15 years and county Commissioner for 4 years. She continues her involvement today by serving on the Community Action for Improvement -Emergency Assistance Program for food, shelter, and heating. Mrs. Phillips has been a member of this board for over 21 years and Chairperson for 10 of those years.  Mrs. Phillips has demonstrated outstanding commitment and unprecedented efforts to ensure only the best for her community. All anyone has to do is say, “Ms. Norma, we need some help,” and she responds with, “Alright, what do you need?”

     

    Carla Heath was awarded the Administration Outstanding Service Award at our annual GPHA meeting & conference on April 11-12, 2017.

    With over 22 years of service, Carla currently serves as the County Operations Manager where she serves as the Administrative liaison for all 12 counties in District 4. Carla’s ability to reduce waste and streamline processes is allowing her to assist the Administrative staff to prepare for accreditation.

    2016 County Health Rankings

    We are excited to announce that the 2016 County Health Rankings and Road maps has been released!

    Please click here to compare the twelve counties that District 4 Public Health proudly serves.

     

    Now Hiring For Clinical Staff

    The Coweta County Health Department has an immediate need for clinical staff.

    We are now hiring for the positions of LPN and RN.

    Please visit http://team.gerogia.gov/ go to “My career” and then to “job openings.”
    The keyword for the LPN job announcement is HEA01N2. The keyword for the RN position is HEA01N1. Apply today!
    For question please call Donna West, HR Recruiter,

    District 4  Georgia Department of Public Health, 706.298.7730

    Appointment Lines

     

    We look forward to serving you!

     

    National Nutrition Month

                                                      March is National Nutrition Month

    There are several different sources that can help you develop a healthy lifestyle, but MyPlate accommodates the whole family- whether it is meal planning, proportions, your daily physical activity, etc. There are many different ways to take that first step into healthy living for both you and your family. Use the link listed below for all the tips and jump starts you may need.

    Choose MyPlate

    First Confirmed Flu-Related Death in Georgia

    The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first flu-related death in the state this year. The individual was an elderly adult. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness.
    “Every healthy individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “It is especially important for the elderly and very young to get a flu shot. And, when given to women during pregnancy, the vaccine can protect both mother and baby up to six months old from flu.”
    Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills and fatigue. One of the most pronounced flu symptoms is an overall feeling of achiness and malaise that comes on quickly. There are other things you can do to help protect against flu, including:

     

    • Frequent and thorough hand-washing. Alcohol based gels are the next best thing if there is no access to soap and water.
    • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing to help prevent the spread of the flu. Use a tissue or cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or arm.
    • Avoid touching your face as flu germs can get into the body through mucus membranes of the nose, mouth and eyes.
    • If you are sick, stay home from school or work. Flu sufferers should be free of fever without the use of a fever reducer for at least 24 hours before returning to school or work.

     

    See a doctor to get a prescription for antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu®, if it is deemed appropriate. Antiviral drugs are most effective when administered within one or two days of symptoms appearing.
    Flu season can last into March or April, so it is important to take preventative measures now to minimize the effects of the flu and stay healthy.

    Ready GA APP

    December 5-9 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week. Each day of the week emphasizes a different aspect of being prepared for winter weather.

     

    In addition to these, there is an app that has been launched to help you and your family stay prepared always. Check it out here.

     

    Smoke From Wildfires Moves Into Georgia

    Please click the file below for important information regarding wildfire smoke moving into our region.

    Smoke From Wild Fires

    Emergency Preparedness and Response Team Participate in CERT Training for the Deaf

     

    The Newnan Times-Herald did a great job capturing the events of this day. It was a privilege to participate in this, making history. For more information on this event, click the link listed below.

    The Newnan Times-Herald