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STD Awareness: STD Prevention is a part of HIV Prevention

April is recognized as Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month, an annual observance to call attention to the impact of STDs and to promote testing. It is about connecting you with accurate, useful STD and HIV prevention information and testing and treatment choices that lead to better health. The steps you take to lower your risk of getting STDs can also lower your risk of getting HIV—take action to protect your health! For more information click on the title to visits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, or call our office at 910-893-7550 to make an appointment for testing.


STD & HIV Screening Recommendations
To view a copy of the STD & HIV Screening recommendations click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.

SISTA sessions

The SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS) Project, a science-based HIV prevention program, is scheduled to begin a new cycle of classes on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the former Dunn site of the Harnett County Department of Public Health located at 904 W. Edgerton Street. The sessions are free but registration is required, contact the Health Education Division at 910-814-6195.


April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month

During April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Harnett County residents are encouraged to come together to celebrate efforts to ensure all children have the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need to thrive. Child abuse has a long-term impact on a child’s life according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Child maltreatment is a preventable public health issue. For more information click here to view the Prevent Child Abuse NC web site.

To report suspected Child Abuse or Neglect, please call the Harnett County Department of Social Services at 910-814-6662 or after hours 910-893-9111.


“Celebrate More Mother’s Days”

Join us for a breast health educational session: “Celebrate More Mother’s Days” on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at the Governmental Complex in the Commons Area. The program will feature a guest speaker, exhibits, resources, and more. The event is free, however registration is required. To register, contact the Health Department at 910-814-6298. The registration deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. For more information, click on the title.


Don't Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure Lunch & Learn-Wednesday, May 21st

Harnett County Department of Public Health in partnership with North Carolina Heart and Vascular will sponsor the “Don’t Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure” lunch and learn. This program will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. An informative presentation on how to prevent and control high blood pressure will be provided by Dr. Ben Walker with North Carolina Heart and Vascular. This is a free program however registration is required. To register, call Harnett County Department of Public Health at 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Friday, May 16th. For more information, click on the title.


County Health Rankings
The annual County Health Rankings report was released according to the study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county ranked number one is considered the healthiest county in the state, Harnett County ranked overall at number 50 of 100 healthiest counties in North Carolina according to the report. The report focuses on health outcomes which are used to rank the overall health of counties. For more information click on the title to view the web site.

Mobile Mammography: Saturday, April 26 in Dunn:

Nehemiah Building Ministries, Rex Mobile Mammography along with the Harnett County Health Department will be on site providing mobile mammography screenings from 9:00am-1:00pm at 2225 NC Hwy 55 East, Dunn. For more information or to register please call the Harnett County Health Department at 910-814-6197.


Mobile Mammography:

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography screenings will be held on May 14, 2014. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.



Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook

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