The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, aged birth to three, and their families. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system.
Appling, Bulloch, Candler, Coffee, Jeff Davis and Ware County Health Departments were awarded the 2019 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.
Tattnall County Health Department recommends that you protect yourself and your family from the flu by receiving an annual flu vaccination. Even healthy people can get the flu. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination every year. This means you!
• Must live in Georgia • Infants from birth to 12 months • Children ages 1 to 5 (including foster children) • Pregnant women • Postpartum women (up to 6 months) • Breastfeeding mothers (up to 1 year) Find out if you are eligible at https://dph.georgia.gov/wic-eligibility-assessment. WIC is available at your local Health Department. Please… Read more »
During this holiday season, please be mindful of mosquitoes and ticks for the winter. Tree hugging mosquitoes may become active on warm afternoons, especially up in tree stands with deer season lasting through January. So please be sure to wear repellant. Ticks and other species are also a year-round problem and remain active in the… Read more »
Your local Health Department is offering a special supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children. This program allows those who are employed or unemployed, those who may or may not have Medicaid and those who receive SNAP benefit to receive NUTRITIONAL FOODS AT NO COST. WIC is available at your local Health Department. Please… Read more »
The Department of Public Health recommends that well water owners regularly inspect their wells for sources and entry points of contamination. Problems can exist with the land surface, the structure covering the well, the slab, the electrical conduit, the well water cap, casing, screen, and filtration equipment. Shallow and improperly constructed wells are especially vulnerable… Read more »
The Georgia Department of Public Health has determined there have been three human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the state. Local Public Health officials are urging residents to reduce mosquito populations around their home. Doing so will protect against mosquito bites and the possible spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as WNV and Eastern Equine… Read more »
Environmental Health staff within the Southeast Health District would like to remind microblading artists as of July 1, 2018, they are required to apply for a permit at their local health department. Governor Deal signed a bill permitting microblading, a temporary cosmetic tattooing of the eyebrow, as a legal form of tattooing in Georgia. County… Read more »