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 […]

Tucker WIC Clinic: First Drive-thru WIC Clinic in Georgia Written on August 3, 2016 at 10:28 am, by

The long-awaited Tucker WIC Clinic is now open!   DeKalb County WIC has not had a presence in the Tucker area in more than 10 years. The county’s recent population growth created the need for WIC services.   The new facility features plenty of state-of-the-art equipment to reduce wait times, as well as a breastfeeding […]

WIC FARMERS’ MARKETS AUG. 18 AND 19 AUG. 25 AND 26 Written on July 28, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

DECATUR, GA – UPDATE: Two new dates added! DeKalb County Board of Health centers to host WIC Farmers’ Markets Thursday, Aug. 18, and Aug. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Tucker WIC facility, 4394 Hugh Howell Road in the Tucker Station shopping center. To make an appointment, please call 404-508-7777, the clinic […]

Weekday, Saturday and Evening Back-To-School Services Written on July 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH OFFERS WEEKDAY, SATURDAY AND EVENING BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERVICES Is your child entering a Georgia Child Care center, Head Start program, pre-K class or school for the first time?  If so, the DeKalb County Board of Health offers your family convenient, affordable back-to-school services. Back-to-school services include immunizations and vision, hearing and […]

MORE Program Collaborates with DeKalb County Public Library to Promote Reading Written on July 14, 2016 at 11:55 am, by

DeKalb County Board of Health’s M.O.R.E program collaborated with the DeKalb County Public Library system at an event to promote early childhood reading. In January of this year, the library system kicked off their “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative to encourage children to read. DeKalb County Public Library visited the East DeKalb Health Center on June 29 and […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Celebrates National HIV Testing Day Written on June 22, 2016 at 9:52 am, by

The DeKalb County Board of Health encourages the community to join in celebrating National HIV Testing Day, on Friday, June 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 285 Flea Market in Decatur. “We need to ensure this deadly disease continues to remain on the community’s radar. Education and proper, timely treatment are critical […]