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Keep up with the latest DeKalb County Board of Health news

DeKalb Health Centers Closed Monday and Tuesday Due to Irma Written on September 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm, by

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to anticipated hazardous weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irma, ALL DeKalb County Board of Health locations will be CLOSED on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12. For the latest updates regarding DeKalb County Board of Health operations, visit www.dekalbhealth.net or follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Zika Precautions Urged for Georgia Travelers Written on February 4, 2016 at 3:02 am, by

Urgent Zika Warning for Pregnant Women ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, headed to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Joins Health Care Leaders in Launching ‘Nobody Quits Like Georgia’ Written on November 17, 2015 at 7:39 am, by

Campaign & Week-Long Events Will Connect Georgians with Critical Support to Quit Smoking DECATUR, Ga.  –  DeKalb District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A. is proud to join more than 30 other state health leaders, patient and provider groups, and health care delivery systems in launching “Nobody Quits Like Georgia.” The new campaign – […]

Youth Violence Grant 2014 Written on October 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH RECEIVES HHS and DOJ Award $1.1M to Support Innovative Approaches to Curb Youth Violence Funding program seeks to reduce violence and help youth reach their full potential      The DeKalb County Board of Health, in partnership with DeKalb County Government’s Police Department and the City of Clarkston’s Police Department, […]

Ebola Facts Written on August 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm, by

For information on Ebola, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website here: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ Ebola-FactSheet    

New Georgia School Requirements for the 2014-15 Academic Year Written on July 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm, by

The DeKalb County Board of Health is dedicated to promoting immunizations among preteens – specifically 11 and 12-year-old boys and girls. According to the new Georgia Department of Public Health Rule (511-2-2), children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Offers Back-To-School Services and Evening Hours Written on July 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm, by

Is your child entering childcare, Head Start, pre-K, middle school, college or a Georgia school for the first time?  If so, the DeKalb County Board of Health provides back-to-school services to fit any budget. Back-to-school services include immunizations and vision, hearing and dental screenings, as well as issuing certified birth certificates for children born in […]

Hot Car Demonstration: DeKalb County Board of Health’s “Beat The Heat” Awareness Campaign Written on July 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm, by

Summer has arrived and according to health experts extreme hot weather may cause heat-related sickness–even death. To kick off its sixth annual “Beat the Heat” awareness campaign, the DeKalb County Board of Health will demonstrate on Tuesday, July 1, at 1:30 p.m., how quickly a car’s interior can heat up and become very dangerous for […]

Clarkston Mayor Joins DeKalb County Board of Health Written on May 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm, by

Clarkston Mayor Edward “Ted” Terry is the DeKalb County Board of Health’s newest board member. Mayor Terry has lived in Clarkston for two years and in DeKalb County for eight years.  A non-profit development consultant, he is especially involved in Clarkston’s Active Living Initiative, Farmers Market and Green Team. “I am excited that Mayor Terry […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Meets May 22, 2014 Written on May 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm, by

     The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, 2014, 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 presentation of and vote on the […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Meets March 27 Written on March 25, 2014 at 10:01 am, by

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Health is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, 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 ratification vote for the nomination of board parliamentarian, […]

2013 Community Health Improvement Plan Written on February 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm, by

Download the DeKalb County Board of Health’s 2013 Community Health Improvement Plan.

Board of Health Receives Dental Health Grant Written on January 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm, by

Decatur – The DeKalb County Board of Health’s Dental Health Services has received funding from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. The $10,000 grant will support 14 no-cost dental clinics this year.  The primary focus will be preventive services, fillings and extractions for children.  Services will be provided to children of very low-income families that meet […]

Boil Water Advisory in Effect for the Mount Royal Drive Area Written on January 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm, by

DECATUR– The DeKalb County Watershed Division is issuing aboil water advisory for 1777 North East Expressway, Mount Royal Drive and Oak Lane. Watershed crews are making a repair on a 16 inch main and have isolated the line to complete the repair in the area outlined in the map below.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division […]

DeKalb Board of Health Offers Education and Testing for World AIDS Day Written on November 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm, by

The DeKalb County Board of Health will observe World AIDS Day 2013 with a series of educational and testing events.  The series’ theme is “Getting to zero:  zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.”  World AIDS Day is Sunday, Dec. 1. HIV/AIDS continues to be a major public health concern in DeKalb County.  […]