Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
Active Chatham Grant Available
Active Chatham, a community coalition that advocates for physical activity in Chatham County, is currently accepting grant applications for projects that increase access to physical activity opportunities in the county. These funds were raised from the annual 5K Reindeer Run last December. The total funding amount is $5,400 and one to three projects will receive funding. Organizations and agencies may apply for amounts between $500 to $5,400.
The purpose of this grant is to provide physical activity opportunities for public use located entirely within Chatham County. Funds should be used to enhance or increase access to parks, trails, playgrounds and programs that promote physically active lifestyles.
Proposals will be accepted from non-profit organizations, Chatham County Public Schools, individuals, associations, and local businesses. Child Care Centers may apply for funds to promote programs that increase wellness activities that promote physical activity. Proposed projects must be located entirely within Chatham County. Funds must go toward a project that creates or enhances opportunities for physical activity for members of the public.
Applications are due by Monday, September 14, 2015. To find out more information and to download the grant application, visit www.chathamnc.org/activechatham. Paper grant applications may be found at the Chatham County Public Health Department Administrative Building, located at 80 East Street, Pittsboro, NC. You may also contact Jennifer Park at 919-545-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Chatham County Shelter: Cats from Recent Rescue in Need of Home
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHERS: The Chatham County Animal Shelter currently has nearly 30 cats that were obtained through a rescue of 190 animals last month. The cats are an array of colors and ages! Animal Services invites people to visit their shelter located at 725 Renaissance Drive, west of Pittsboro off of US 64. The hours are 11 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday and 8 am to noon on Saturday.
To view animals available at the shelter, visit: http://chathamnc.animalshelternet.com/
Animal Services also has Facebook page found here.
Short Survey on Ticks in Chatham County
The Chatham Health Alliance is interested in learning more about Chatham County residents’ experiences with ticks and tick-borne illness. Whether or not you have been affected by ticks, please take a couple of minutes to complete the short survey at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/tickschatham.