March 10, 2014 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, this is a nationwide observance to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and to encourage them to know their HIV status and get tested. The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. The Harnett Count Department of Public Health provides free and confidential HIV testing, to make an appointment call 910-893-7550. For additional information on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
We are excited to announce Harnett County’s upcoming Teen Girls Conference! The conference is being offered for teen girls ages 13-17 and their mothers or adult guardians. The purpose of the conference is to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent girls to develop to their full potential. The teens will have the opportunity to learn through interactive activities with other teens; sessions include the “Real Talk: Don’t Be a Mean Girl,” Loving the Skin I’m in, Fashion Forward, Teen Chef and much more. The conference will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Government Complex, located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington. For more information about the Teen Girls Conference click on the title or call 910-814-6195.
In recognition of National Nutrition Month, the Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are sponsoring “Healthy Cooking on a Budget.” “Healthy Cooking on a Budget” 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 in Lillington on Tuesday, March 25th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Registration is required. The registration deadline is March 21st. For more information or to register call 910-814-6196.
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, March 19, 2014, from 1:30pm until 3:30pm at the Dry Brooke Apartments located at 45 Dry Brook Circle, in Lillington. The sessions are free but registration is required, contact the Health Education Division at 910-814-6195 for more information.
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 March 18 and returning on March 20, 2014. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
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.
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