Leading the Charge to a Healthier Chatham 
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Health Department Mission

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

How may we assist you? 

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Where are we located? Click here for our hours and directions to our facilities
What number do you call? Click here for our contact information
What services do we offer?  Click here for a list of our services 
How do you request information or outreach? Click here for our outreach request form

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2014 Chatham County Community Health Assessment now Available

The 2014 Chatham County Community Health Assessment is now available. Click the links below for the full report and executive summary (English and Spanish).

For the full report, click the image below.

2014 CHA front page

For the Executive Summary, English and Spanish, click the images below.

2014 CHA Exec Summary         2014 CHA Exec Summary Spanish

Board of Health Seeks Applicants to Fill Open Seats

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners seeks residents who are interested in promoting public health to apply for four open seats on the Board of Health. Available seats are designated for an optometrist, a physician, and a nurse. Appointments will be for terms beginning on July 1, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2018.

Once appointed, the members are eligible for reappointment to an additional three-year term. Qualified applicants must be residents of Chatham County and have current licenses 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 10, 2015.

The application can be completed online at www.chathamnc.org. 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 debra.henzey@chathamnc.org.

If you have questions about serving on the Board of Health, call 919-545-8391.

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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