NACCHO Elects Ford to Its Board of Directors Written on July 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A., to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 24-member board that comprises local and tribal health officials who are elected by their peers. The Board also includes […]

Board of Health to Open This Saturday to Help Parents with Back to School Homework Written on July 17, 2017 at 11:43 am, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Parents, did you put off your Back to School homework all summer? To help your child make the grade for having the proper immunizations and health services to head back to class, the DeKalb County Board of Health will offer special Saturday clinic hours. WHAT:          DeKalb County Board of Health Back to […]

DeKalb Health Officials Report First Case of West Nile in 2017 Written on July 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health received its first report of a human case of West Nile virus infection in the county earlier today. The patient, a 72-year-old male who lives in Brookhaven, is currently hospitalized. “It is unfortunate that one of our residents has contracted West Nile virus. However, this serves […]

DeKalb Becomes First Health District in Georgia to Achieve FDA’s Foodborne Illness and Food Defense Standard Written on June 6, 2017 at 11:35 am, by

DECATUR, Ga. – People who live, work, and play in DeKalb County can feel a bit safer and satisfied after their next dining experience in one of the county’s more than 2,200 regulated food establishments. The DeKalb County Board of Health’s Environmental Health division holds the distinction of being the first health district in the […]

DeKalb Board of Health Meets May 25 Written on May 22, 2017 at 1:38 am, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS MAY 25 The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur.   The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Meets March 23 Written on March 17, 2017 at 9:53 am, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS MARCH 23 The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting are […]

Dental Hygiene Students and Board of Health Staff Address Children’s Oral Health Care Needs Written on March 17, 2017 at 9:13 am, by

Dental hygiene students and DeKalb County Board of Health staff recently provided free oral health care and education to students from Hightower Elementary School in Doraville. The future hygienists attend Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. On Seal Georgia Day, the team provided education, exams and preventive care to about 40 students in the first through […]

DeKalb Board of Health Meets January 26 Written on January 23, 2017 at 9:12 am, by

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur.  The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting are the approval for contracts with Georgia State University, […]

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETS NOV. 17 Written on November 10, 2016 at 10:36 am, by

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, Nov.  17, 2016, in the Bohan Auditorium, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur.  The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend. Agenda items for the meeting are the approval of three contracts, a director’s report, […]

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” Written on October 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm, by

Cancer that starts in the breast is called breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, after skin cancer. Every woman should do a monthly breast self-exam.  Follow this link to instructions on how to do an exam:  http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam.  Women should also have an annual clinical breast exam by a […]

GET EARLY PROTECTION AGAINST THE FLU Written on September 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm, by

Avoid missing work or school by getting your flu vaccination early at the DeKalb County Board of Health. Flu vaccination is recommended for individuals ages six months and older.  It is especially important that people at high risk of serious flu complications be vaccinated.  These include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions […]

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (Blog) Written on September 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

Cancer that starts in the ovaries is called “ovarian cancer.”  Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system because it’s often not diagnosed until it’s in a late stage. So, it is important to pay attention to your body and to know what is normal for you. Signs and […]

Are your immunizations current? Written on August 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm, by

When was the last time you checked to make sure your family’s vaccinations are current? August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It’s a reminder that people of all ages need timely vaccinations to protect their health. “Vaccinations are the No. 1 way to fight vaccine-preventable diseases,” said the DeKalb County Board of Health’s District Health […]

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Written on August 12, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

The public is hereby notified of the DeKalb County Board of Health’s Special Called Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Board of Health, Bohan Auditorium, 2nd floor (street side), 445 Winn Way, Decatur. For further information: please contact 404-294-3700, email the Board Recording Secretary at erica.brooks@dph.ga.gov or […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Seeks Social Media Ambassadors Written on August 8, 2016 at 11:33 am, by

 DECATUR, GA – The DeKalb County Board of Health is seeking county youth and adults who are active social media users to help spread healthy messages to their friends and family. “To be more efficient in sharing messages with the public about the importance of healthy lifestyles, we need those who are already on social […]