Leading the Charge to a Healthier Chatham
Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
Health Department to Conduct Community Health Survey March 12-15
To identify and respond to the health needs of residents, the Chatham County Public Health Department is partnering with a number of local organizations, including Chatham Hospital, Partnership for Children, Hispanic Liaison, FVRC, Council on Aging, and many others, to conduct a Community Health Assessment. The assessment will include a health opinion survey of approximately 210 residents across the county. Starting March 12th, surveyors will be conducting randomly selected door-to-door surveys to get resident’s opinions on the most pressing health needs in the community.
“The Community Health Assessment is important for us to understand the health-related issues faced by our community. The health opinion survey allows us to hear directly from county residents and plan our programming and services based on their needs,” said Layton Long, Health Director.
Chatham County Public Health Department staff and volunteers will be conducting the surveys across the county March 12th through 15th from approximately 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Survey participants will be asked questions on a variety of community health topics, including nutrition, chronic disease, and access to health care.
The Community Health Assessment is conducted every 4 years to identify the health status, concerns, and resources in Chatham County as a part of a community-wide strategic health planning process and is a requirement for accreditation. The results will be used by health and human service organizations to develop priorities and action plans for improving services.
“We know residents have busy schedules and appreciate their time. We thank them all for their willingness and participation in this important process,” Mr. Long added.
For more information on the Community Health Assessment, contact Mike Zelek at Michael.email@example.com or visit www.chathamnc.org/reports.
Chatham County Board of Health Seeks Applicants by April 11, 2014
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners seeks residents who are interested in promoting public health to apply for four upcoming open seats on the Board of Health. One seat is designated for an engineer and three seats for the general public. Appointments will be for terms beginning July 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2017.
Once appointed, the members are eligible for reappointment to two additional three-year terms. Qualified applicants must be residents of Chatham County and the engineer must have a current license to practice in North Carolina.
The Chatham County Board of Health is the policymaking, rulemaking and deliberative body for the Chatham County Public Health Department. The Board of Health’s responsibility is to protect and promote the health of the community.
Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month, beginning at 6 pm, with dinner provided and reimbursement for mileage.
Qualified applicants are asked to complete a volunteer application form no later than April 11, 2014.
The application can be completed online at www.chathamnc.org and look for the Quick Links box on the homepage to find the link for Board & Committee Application. You also may contact Debra Henzey at 919-542-8258 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get an email version or printed copy.
If you have questions about serving on the Board of Health, call 919-545-8391.
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.
Spanish language interpretation services are available at health department sites. Other languages are assisted by a telephone hotline.
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