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Free HIV Rapid-Testing Opportunities

District 4  – Free HIV Rapid Testing and Awareness EventsNational HIV Testing Day – June 27, 2024 Saturday, June 15The Coweta County Health Department and District 4 Public Health will offer free HIV rapid testing at E.Y.O. Inc.’s Fifth Annual Juneteenth Celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. at First Avenue Park, 24 1st Avenue, in Newnan. The event also will include live music and entertainment, vendors,...

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COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites Closing

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 11, 2024 COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites ClosingTesting Kiosks Located Throughout the StateATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closing all remaining COVID-19 community testing sites. The last day to be tested for COVID-19 at a community testing site will be June 30, 2024. COVID-19 testing kiosks are now located throughout the...

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Children’s Medical Services: Orthopedic Clinic

April 16, 2024 CMS Orthopedic Clinic made possible with community partners dedicated to children needing specialized care Robert Bruce, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, travels once a month to provide care at an Orthopedic Clinic offered through our District 4 CMS program. It is held alternately at Children’s Healthcare at Fayette and at Emory at LaGrange...

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400 attend recent Meriwether Health Fair

Meriwether County Health Fair celebrates communitywith health screenings, resources, and family fun About 400 people of all ages came out for the annual Meriwether County Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Manchester Recreation Department to enjoy free food, games and family fun with a focus on health, wellness and safety. The Meriwether County Health Department, District...

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Travel vaccine clinics at select health departments

Need international travel vaccines? We can help From Alberta to Zanzibar, the postcards on Beverlyn Ming’s bulletin board in the Fayette County Health Department serve as a fond reminder of her small but important role in helping local residents stay healthy while they travel the world. As the health department’s county nurse manager, Ming also manages its Travel Health Clinic, which provides...

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DPH Confirms Third Measles Case in 2024

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                         April 11, 2024                                                                                                                                   DPH Confirms Third Measles Case in 2024MMR Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Preventing Measles ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of...

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Meriwether County Health Fair – April 13

Community health fair to feature free health screenings, food and fun Everyone is invited to celebrate the Meriwether County community at a Health Fair on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manchester-Meriwether County Recreation Department at 121 Perry Street in Manchester. The Meriwether County Health Department, District 4 Public Health and Meriwether County Family Connection...

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Tuberculosis remains a local health concern

Georgia reported 262 new TB cases in 2022, an 18 percent increase over 2021 numbers March 11, 2024 — As a registered nurse and communicable disease nurse coordinator for District 4 Public Health, Melody Wegienka has seen firsthand how tuberculosis—perhaps not considered by many Americans as a current potential health threat—remains a quiet but serious concern throughout the 12 counties she...

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Troup County AmeriCorps needs older volunteers

  Troup County Americorps needing volunteers 55 and older Troup County’s AmeriCorps Senior Volunteer Program is searching for “foster grandparents,” those above the age of 55, to help in local schools by providing one-on-one mentoring and academic support to children with special or exceptional needs. The local AmeriCorps Seniors program also needs senior volunteers for its Senior Companion...

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Lamar County receives Healthy Brain Initiative Grant

  February 9, 2024 Lamar County Health Department awarded Health Brain Initiative Grantto address brain health in local community The Lamar County Health Department in Barnesville is one of 10 health departments in the nation to be awarded a Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Grant by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The...

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