Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
Chatham County Recognized as HealthyCommunity50 Members in Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge
Chatham County, through the Chatham Health Alliance, has been selected as one of 50 members of the Healthy Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award. By participating in the Challenge, Chatham County is in the running to receive a prize that will provide additional support for our program. To learn more about our plan to implement an innovative and opportunistic initiative targeting obesity, click here.
Public Hearing Notice
The Chatham County Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 26, 2016, beginning at 6:00PM. The hearing will be held in the Dunlap Building in Pittsboro, North Carolina, at 80 East Street.
The purpose of the public hearing is to receive input, both written and oral, on the proposed adoption of a rule to govern rabies postexposure management of dogs and cats. The proposed rule would allow the Chatham County Public Health Department to follow the CDC compendium on rabies postexposure management of dogs and cats.
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Protect Your Groundwater Day is September 6th
The Chatham County Public Health Department in conjunction with the National Ground Water Association encourages every person to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater, beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, September 6. Click here for more information about groundwater in North Carolina and action steps you can take to protect your groundwater.
Chapel Hill Creamery Recalls Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk
Cheese from the Chapel Hill Creamery has been implicated in a Salmonella outbreak and is being recalled. If you have any Chapel Hill Creamery cheese, do not eat it. Discard the cheese, and wash your hands and any equipment that it may have contacted with warm, soapy water. Symptoms of Salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If you think you may have a Salmonella infection, please contact your doctor for testing and treatment. Click here for more information about the recall.
Annual Health of Chatham Report now Available
The 2015 Health of Chatham report is now available online. Click here
to view the report, which is available in English and Spanish. The annual report provides updates on progress and status of the health priorities, which were determined through the 2014 Community Health Assessment process.
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