Guilford County Wins North Carolina Public Health Award! (Health Information)

The North Carolina Public Health Communicable Disease Section awarded the 2017 Surveillance and Investigation Award to Guilford County Public Health for their response to an increase in Legionella cases reported in Guilford County. Investigations began in August of 2016 after several cases of Legionella were reported to Guilford County Public Health. Legionella bacteria live in…

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“Safety Makes Cents” Award Nominations Now Being Accepted (Health Information)

The Guilford County Child Fatality Prevention/ Community Protection Teams (CFPT/CCPT) are seeking nominees for its “Safety Makes Cents” award, a $1000 citation for outstanding work in the field of childhood injury prevention. Interested groups or agencies whose injury prevention efforts have proven to reduce childhood fatalities are invited to apply. An application form is required…

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Free Walk-in Blood Pressure (BP) Checks Now Available! (Health Information)

High blood pressure has been called the “Silent Killer”.  Many people with high blood pressure have no symptoms at all, and regular blood pressure monitoring is essential to help you know your readings.  To help local residents know and monitor their own blood pressure, Guilford County Health Department will begin offering free blood pressure checks…

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