Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
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Hot Topics2019-2020 Flu Shot Information
Flu season is upon us, and it is important to get vaccinated. Last season, over 200 North Carolinians died from the flu. The best way to protect yourself, your family, your classmates and your co-workers against the flu is to get the annual flu vaccination. With many local options available, including pharmacies and drug stores, getting vaccinated is more convenient than ever.
It is recommended that everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine. For people who are high risk, the flu can be especially dangerous. This includes infants under six months of age, people over 65 years old, and those with chronic medical conditions. If you are a parent, caregiver, or family member of someone who is high risk, it is also very important that you are vaccinated. To learn more about how to protect yourself and others from the flu, click here.
2018 Chatham County Community Assessment Released
The 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment is now available online and will be available at the Chatham County Public Health Department in both English and Spanish by May.
This report was a collaborative effort led by the Chatham Health Alliance, Chatham County Public Health Department, and Chatham Hospital and is intended to provide a high-level view of the Chatham community and to compile data as completely as possible in a central resource for residents and community-serving agencies and organizations. While previous assessments focused on health, the 2018 assessment expanded to examine community well-being and incorporated additional topics ranging from affordable housing and unemployment to education and child care.
The report introduces the 2018 Health Impact Priorities identified by the Chatham Health Alliance: access to comprehensive health services, obesity, and poverty. Additional topics in the report include life expectancy and leading causes of death, basic necessities, behavioral health, chronic disease, community cohesion, economic growth, environment, healthcare, personal development, safety, sexual health, and substance use. To view the report, click here.
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. Interpretation services are free of charge for any language.
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.
Layton Long, MSA, REHS