Health Department Mission
To protect and promote the health and safety of Chatham County residents.
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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.
Chatham County Public Health Department Hires New Animal Services Director
The Chatham County Public Health Department is pleased to introduce Kimberly Harman as the new Animal Services Director. On March 4, Kimberly joined the Animal Services Division, which houses both the animal shelter and animal control. Kimberly comes to the agency with 20 years of professional experience in animal welfare. To learn more about Ms. Harman, click here.
Chatham County Public Health Department Receives Statewide Awards
At the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Fall Education Conference on December 12, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation recognized the Chatham County Public Health Department and staff member Dorothy Rawleigh with two prestigious awards. Ms. Rawleigh, Child Care Health Consultant, was honored with the Public Health Staff Award, which recognizes one public health professional from North Carolina for excellence and innovation in child health care.
The Chatham County Public Health Department was also one of three health departments in the state to receive a Local Health Department Recognition Award for its efforts to increase immunization rates for young children, which are consistently among the highest in the state. These efforts are led by Ms. Rawleigh and Immunization Tracking Coordinator Marsha Andrews, who work diligently to protect the health of Chatham’s youngest residents. Chatham County regularly ranks first in the state in immunizations rates for children zero to three years old. In addition, all children were up-to-date on vaccinations in 96% of child care facilities in the county this year. To learn more about these awards, click here.
2018-2019 Flu Shot Information
Flu season is upon us, and it is important to get vaccinated. Last season, nearly 400 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 6 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 6 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.
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