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To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.

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Local Organizations Receive Active Chatham Grant

The Active Chatham coalition is pleased to announce that they will be distributing $11,000 from last year’s 5K Reindeer Run proceeds. These funds will be distributed through the Active Chatham Grant to Perry Harrison Elementary School for their playground project “Run, Jump, Climb!”, the Chatham Child Development Center in Siler City for their project “Fun for ALL on the playground” to help purchase physical activity equipment, and the Triangle Land Conservancy for their project “Restoring and Activating Trails at White Pines Nature Preserve.” Funds will be used to enhance or increase access to parks, trails, playgrounds, or sidewalks, as well as programs that promote physically active lifestyles.

The funds were raised through the 5K Reindeer Run/Walk, which takes place each year on the second Saturday of December. Active Chatham awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Grant Subcommittee member Lindsay Hickling, from the Council on Aging, reported, “There were a lot of terrific applicants this year. Physical activity is a priority in Chatham and physical inactivity is a contributing factor to the obesity epidemic in our county. The grant review committee believes that these projects will help make a positive impact and help children, adults, and families be active in Chatham.”

Active Chatham is a community coalition that advocates for physical activity in Chatham County. Please contact Jennifer Park, Health Promotion Coordinator at the Chatham County Public Health Department, at 919-545-8444 if you are interested in joining the coalition.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 13, 2014 and participate in the 10th Annual 5K Reindeer Run/Walk. 100% of the race proceeds will be made available through the 2015 Active Chatham Grant. Visit the Active Chatham website to learn more about Active Chatham and the 5K Reindeer Run/Walk at www.chathamnc.org/ActiveChatham.

Animal Services Ordinance takes Effect April 15th

The new Chatham County Animal Services Ordinance, as approved by the Board of Commissioners on January 21 and March 17, takes effect on April 15, 2014. A 60-day grace period with warnings for violations, rather than fines, will be given early in the implementation process, except for repeat offenders who have already been warned or cited.

The revised ordinance replaces the previous Animal Control Ordinance. It includes new or updated definitions of terms pertaining to the welfare of domestic animals, revised violation penalty fees, and provisions for humane restraint and sheltering of pets outside.

To see key changes in the ordinance, click here.

Like us on Facebook!

The Chatham County Public Health Department now has a Facebook page. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/chathamhealth. Follow the page to stay up to date with news and events.

The health department also has a blog with weekly posts about what staff are doing to improve the health of the community. To view and subscribe to the blog, visit www.chathampublichealth.com.


Health Department Notices

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects your private health information. Please read the HIPAA policy of the Chatham County Public Health Department here.

Interpretation Services
Spanish language interpretation services are available at health department sites. Other languages are assisted by a telephone hotline.

Privacy Notices
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Click here for the notice in English. Click here for the notice in Spanish.


Please click here to take Chatham County Public Health Department’s Community Survey.

Encuesta en la Comunidad



Online Health Department Client Feedback Form

Encuesta de Satisfacción del Cliente para el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Chatham 



Layton Long, MSA, REHS
Email: layton.long@chathamnc.org




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