“Lead-free Kids for a Health Future”, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 25-31, 2015 (Health Information)

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health. They can develop behavior and learning problems (such as hyperactivity), slowed growth, hearing problems, and aggressive patterns of behavior. Stopping a child’s exposure to lead from leaded paint, house dust, or any…

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Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services Encourages Seasonal Flu Vaccination; Clinic Appointments Now Available (Health Information)

  Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services (Public Health Division) has received its 2015-16 seasonal influenza “flu” vaccine for children and adults, and is now making appointments. To make an appointment for a seasonal flu vaccination at either the 1100 E. Wendover Avenue location in Greensboro or the 501 E. Green Drive High…

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Dr. Laura Bachmann Received North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) Award (Health Information)

Dr. Laura Bachmann, Medical Director for the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division received the 2015 Public Health Systems and Services Research Practitioner Award from the Academic Practice-Based Research Section of the NCPHA on September 17th, 2015 in Winston-Salem. This award is given to practitioners who through their contributions to…

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Guilford County Urges Residents to Be Aware and Prepare (Health Information)

As peak hurricane season nears, Guilford County Division of Health and County Emergency Management officials are reminding residents that now is the time to plan and prepare for emergencies and disasters. “Natural and man-made emergencies are unpredictable, but residents can take steps now to plan how they will respond when disasters strike,” Alyson Best, Public…

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Guilford County Public Health Receives Multiple Recognitions (Health Information)

Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division staff and programs were recognized with honors at the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) Fall Educational Conference, which was held September 17 – 18, 2013 in Winston-Salem. Persons and/or programs receiving awards or recognitions were: Staff: Dr. Laura Bachmann Award: 2015 Public Health…

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2015 Food Desert Storm Kick-off Event

Food Desert Storm Flyer 2015 Food Desert Storm Kick-Off Event Warnersville Community Recreation Center 601 Doak Street, Greensboro, NC 27406 September 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The public is invited to a free kick-off event which will focus on the importance of eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by exercising and…

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