The Department of Public Health will be closed Monday, September 5, for Labor Day.
Going to the fair? Stay healthy.
Food is a big draw at the fair. Follow these tips to have a safe eating and drinking experience.
When visiting animal exhibits, follow these tips to help prevent illness.
Be sure you know when and how to wash your hands.
Don't let mosquitoes bug you!
Take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites.
Help control mosquitoes in Henderson County
Mosquito spraying and bat boxes
Zika Virus—news, provider guidance and handouts.
Are you ready to give up smoking?
A FREE Freedom from Smoking program starts soon. Deadline to register is September 6. Call 697-8422.
Questions about breastfeeding?
During National Breastfeeding Month, let's all support mothers who want to breastfeed. The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program offers breastfeeding education and assistance by a board-certified Lactation Consultant, breastfeeding peer counselors, and WIC nutritionists who are Certified Breastfeeding Educators. Read more about essential support for breastfeeding moms in this public health column.
Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and it’s an important reminder that we all need immunizations to help protect us from serious diseases.
From infants to seniors, immunization protects against diseases. Are you up-to-date on your shots? The Department of Public Health offers immunization services on a walk-in basis.
2015 Community Health Assessment
The Henderson County Department of Public Health has released the 2015 Community Health Assessment (CHA). More...
If you would like to volunteer to serve on one of the action teams that will develop action plans and strategies to address the four selected health priorities, contact Stacy Taylor at 828-694-6063.
Read the Public Health Times-News column: Join the team for the health of the community.
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