|Community Health Survey 2013|
Health Officials announced, the launch of 2013 community health survey. The community health survey is intended to identify the current health status of the community, what has changed since the past assessment, and what still needs to change to improve the health of the community. The purpose of the community health survey is to learn more about health and identify what factors that affects the well being of the community. The 2013 CHA is a collaboration with the Harnett County Health Department, Harnett Health System, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the Healthy Harnett partnership. For additional information or questions about the 2013 community health survey please call the Harnett County Health Department at 910-893-7550.
|Community Health Survey -En espanol|
El propósito de esta encuesta es para aprender más acerca de la salud y la calidad de vida en el Condado de Harnett. Harnett Saludable usará los resultados de esta encuesta y otros datos para identificar y abordar los problemas de salud más urgentes de nuestro condado. Sus respuestas en esta encuesta no van a estar vinculadas a usted de ninguna manera.
|June is Men's Health Month|
June is Men's Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month men are encouraged to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. For more information on Men's Health Month, click on the title.
|Celebrate Dads Who Live Smoke-Free Lives|
This Father's Day, if you smoke, Public Health Officials encourages you to model a healthy way of living for your children by quitting smoking for good. You can do it! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free support and advice from experienced counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, the latest information about cessation medications, and more. For those fathers who have already resolved to quit smoking, those who have quit for good, and those who have never started—congratulations! For more information click on the title to view the Center's For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
|The National ASK Day (Asking Saves Kids) campaign: June 21|
Over 40% of homes with children have a gun and many of those guns are left unlocked or loaded. The National ASK Day (Asking Saves Kids) campaign reminds parents about the importance of “asking” about guns in the homes where your children play. As part of this campaign, a limited supply of free gun locks will be made available on Friday, June 21 from 8:00a.m.-4:00pm at the Harnett County Health Department located at 307 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington. For more information please call 910-893-7550. Sponsored by Harnett County Health Department in partnership with Harnett County Child Fatality Prevention Team & Harnett County Sherriff’s Office.
|National HIV Testing Day: June 27 |
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual event meant to raise awareness of the importance of knowing one's HIV status. The Harnett County Health Department will participate in the 2013 NHTD event, by providing Free HIV testing on June 27, 2013. For more information or to make an appointment 910-893-7550.
About one in four Americans living with HIV are women. HIV is still a serious health threat, but there is good news, there are many simple steps women can take to avoid getting HIV. The SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS) Project, is a program teaches women to recognize their risk of getting HIV and the importance of HIV testing. Harnett County Department of Public Health will be hosting SISTA project classes which are scheduled to begin Thursday, June 27at the Dunn site located at 904 W. Edgerton Street. The sessions are free but registration is required. For more information contact the Health Education Division at 910-814-6195. SISTA, is a science-based HIV prevention program, is conducted by the Health Education Division with funding from the N.C. HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch.
|Kindergarten Physicals: |
For parents of children who will be entering Kindergarten this school year, make plans to schedule an appointment for your child’s required kindergarten physical before the start of the school year. The state of NC requires all students entering kindergarten for the first time must present a completed kindergarten health assessment within thirty days of attendance. A kindergarten health assessment includes a medical history, physical assessment, vision and hearing screening, developmental screening, and immunizations. The Harnett County Department of Public Health through the Child Health clinic provides complete kindergarten physicals to make an appointment 910-893-7550.
|Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook|
Become a fan of Harnett County 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.