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 […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Awarded National Accreditation Written on May 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm, by

DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH AWARDED NATIONAL ACCREDITATION THROUGH THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION BOARD Decatur, Georgia – May 10, 2016 – The DeKalb County Board of Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and […]

DeKalb County Board of Health Celebrates 10 Years of Oral Health Quiz Bowl Written on May 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm, by

With sunny smiles on a sunny day, five students competed in the DeKalb County Board of Health’s 2016 annual Oral Health Quiz Bowl’s final round.  Jahin Zashim, a Hightower Elementary School fifth grader, was the winner. As she congratulated the finalists, former Weather Channel Meteorologist Vivian Brown compared the beaming children to the sun.  Michael […]

Board of Health Announces Tuberculosis Services Grant on World TB Day Written on March 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm, by

             On World TB Day, March 24, the DeKalb County Board of Health announces that it will soon enhance its capacity to screen for tuberculosis (TB) infection.             The agency recently received a grant of over $77,000 from the Association of Public Health Laboratories.  The funds will allow the Board of Health to purchase a […]

DELPHYNE LOMAX IS NEWEST DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBER Written on March 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm, by

Delphyne Lomax has recently joined the Board of Directors of the DeKalb County Board of Health. Ms. Lomax is a principal with V & L Research and Consulting, a market research firm with expertise in specialty marketing.  She is a skilled focus group moderator, facilitating for organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Proctor & Gamble, Centers for […]