Join us girls ages 9-12 at the Girl Talk. . . Glamp-Out on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Governmental Complex. This educational session for girls that will provide information on the physical and emotional changes that take place with girls during puberty. Remember, it's important to talk about puberty — and the feelings associated with it — as openly as possible so that your daughter will be prepared for the changes ahead. Moms/Guardians who are interested in attending with their daughter complete and submit a registration form. Click on the the title to download a registration form. For more information about Girl Talk...Glamp-Out, contact the Health Department and ask for the Health Education Division 910-893-7550.
You never outgrow the need for vaccines. All adults need vaccinations to protect against serious diseases that could result in severe illness requiring medical treatment or even hospitalization, missed work and not being able to care for family. Vaccines are recommended throughout your life. Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, you may be at risk for other diseases due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel or health condition. In addition, the protection from some vaccines can wear off over time. The vaccines a person needs are based on their age, medical conditions, occupation, vaccines they have received in the past and other factors. For more information click here or on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) web site.
School will be back in session in August. The Health Department and community organizers are sponsoring a Community Day Back to School Bash event on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Lillington First Missionary Baptist Church from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This free event will include exhibits, resources, free school supplies, health information, food, and fun activities for the entire family. Registration is required for free school supplies, to register please call 910-814-6298. For more information call 910-893-7550 ask for Health Education, click on the title to view the flyer for the event.
From newborns to college, you can help protect your children from 16 serious diseases by getting them vaccinated. Make sure your kids get any needed vaccines before the back-to-school rush! As a parent, making sure your children are vaccinated on time is an important step toward ensuring their long-term health. Vaccination also helps protect the health of classmates, friends, relatives, and others in the community. For more information contact our office at 910-893-7550.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. When breast cancer is found early, chances of survival are higher. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast and is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides access to mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on August 9 and again on August 24, 2018. *For women who are uninsured and need a mammogram funding assistance is available for those who meet specific criteria. For an application see the Downloads Box or call our office at 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550. Pre-registration is required.
It's estimated that 84 million Americans (greater than 1 in 3) have prediabetes — a condition that raises the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes. The Prevent T2 lifestyle change program can help. The program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems. Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Prevent T2 program will meet weekly beginning Tuesday, October 16th from 3:00pm-4:00pm at Harnett County Health Department located at 307 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd. There is a one-time fee of $5.00 for the program. For more information, click here.
The Health Department has a new Patient Portal. A Patient Portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, you can view your health information. The Patient Portal is secure and HIPAA compliant. To activate your Patient Portal, on your next visit provide us with your personal email address that you would like to use for your account, and we will provide instructions, on how to activate your Patient Portal account, it’s free, quick, and easy! For more information click on the title or call our office at 910-893-7550.
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