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Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. For more information click on the link to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or call our office at 910-893-7550.


Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands

Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands, click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.


February is Children’s Dental Health Month.

Good oral health is an important part of good overall health. Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that cavities are preventable. Fortunately, with good oral health care habits, for more information click on the link to view the CDC web site.


Go Red Lunch & Learn-Friday, February 22nd

Harnett County Health Department and Harnett Health are partnering to offer the 11th annual Go Red Lunch and Learn on Friday, February 22nd from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd Lillington. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Amol Bahekar with Harnett Cardiology. He will provide an informative presentation on heart disease and the latest heart health information. The event is free, however registration is required. To register call 910-814-6298. Lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is Monday, February 18th.


Healthy Cooking on a Budget Program-March 7th

Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are sponsoring “Healthy Cooking on a Budget.” This is a free educational program that focuses on how to prepare low cost and healthy meals. Participants will be given the opportunity to sample healthy meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The program will be held at the Cooperative Extension building located at 126 Alexander Drive in Lillington on Thursday, March 7th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Registration is required. The registration deadline is Monday, March 4th. To register call 910-814-6196.


“Eating for Two: Nutrition and Pregnancy”-March 26, 2019

Join us at the “Eating for Two: Nutrition and Pregnancy” on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm at the Health Department located in the Government Complex, Commons Area at 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. in Lillington. This session will provide demonstrations on how to prepare low-cost, quick, easy, and healthy meal options for mothers-to-be. Taste food samples, receive information, and get tips on how to make simple and delicious meals. Along with exhibits, a drawing for door prizes will be held. To register call 910-814-6298. This is a free community health event, the registration deadline is March 20, 2019. For more information click on the title to view the program flyer.


Boyz Lace Up 4 Health

Join us for "Boyz Lace Up 4 Health" on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm at Harnett Central Middle School. An interactive, age-appropriate event that provides information about the many changes and challenges of tween and teen boys. Our program is for boys ages 9-15 and their parent or guardian. Boys will be able to compete in sports challenges, health huddles, and interactive activies! Topics will include Understanding Your Body, Playing it safe on social media, puberty and more! The cost is $5 per person and includes program materials, breakfast and lunch. For more information click on the title to download a registration form or call the Health Education Divison at 910-814-6195.


Patient/Consumer and Community Survey

Please consider completing our patient/consumer satisfaction survey or community survey. This feedback helps us continually monitor or change our services to serve you better. For the patient/consumer survey click here. For the community survey, click here.


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Become a fan of the Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page! We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.


 
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