Health

The mission of the Greene County Health Department is to Protect, Preserve and Enhance the public health of Greene County through a commitment to the principles of public health practice in our community.

Joy Brock, Director

227 Kingold Boulevard, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone (252) 747-8183
Fax (252) 747-4040
Email joy.brock@greenecountync.gov
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COVID-19 NC Information click here

 

Health Department's Press Releases:

4/6/2020 Daily Update (am) - click here

4/2/2020 Press Release - click here

4/1/2020 Press Release - click here

3/26/2020 Press Release - click here

 


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020
Phone: 919-814-2100
Email: govpress@nc.gov



Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Prohibit Utility Disconnections in the Wake of COVID-19 

Executive Order No. 124 can be read HERE [click.icptrack.com]

RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper today announced another step to help families by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. Today’s Order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services for the next 60 days. 

The Order directs utilities to give residential customers at least six months to pay outstanding bills and prohibits them from collecting fees, penalties or interest for late payment.

Telecommunication companies that provide phone, cable and internet services are strongly urged to follow these same rules. 

“This action is particularly important since tomorrow is the first of the month, and I know that’s a date many families fear when they can’t make ends meet,” said Governor Cooper. “These protections will help families stay in their homes and keep vital services like electricity, water, and communications going as we Stay at Home.”

Additionally, the Order encourages banks not to charge customers for overdraft fees, late fees and other penalties. Landlords are strongly encouraged in the Order to follow the spirit of Chief Justice Cheri Beasley’s Order and delay any evictions that are already entered in the court system. 

Governor Cooper was joined by Attorney General Josh Stein to announce the order and he thanked companies that have already voluntarily announced policies to prevent shutoffs, including Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, AT&T, and local electric co-ops, among many others. Today’s Order follows the Governor’s Stay At Home order, which is in effect until April 29.

The Council of State concurred with the Order today. 

Read the full Order here [click.icptrack.com].

Read an FAQ about the Order here [click.icptrack.com].

The NC Department of Revenue also announced expanded tax relief measures today, waiving penalties for late filing or payments of multiple state tax categories. Learn more about this tax relief here [click.icptrack.com].

Make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com] and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com], which includes daily updates on positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

 


 

Job Vacancy - Office Assistant IV 

Performs clerical functions for clients and staff in health department programs; responsible for contact with general public for scheduling appointments, assisting clients and collecting fees; files maintenance and management; office equipment operation; maintains records and reports; answers phone and provides information about Health Department programs. Applicant must be a high school graduate with demonstrated possession of knowledge, skills and abilities gained through at least two years of office assistant/secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicant must be able to work with people with courtesy and tact in performing public contact duties and must be able to operate computer, copier, fax, and other basic office equipment. Preference will be given to bilingual applicants. Salary: $25,608 with benefits. Position available immediately. No applications will be accepted after COB Thursday, April 9, 2020. To apply, please submit a completed state application form (PD 107), resume and cover letter to:

Greene County Department of Public Health
Attention:
Office Assistant IV Vacancy
227 Kingold Blvd., Suite B
Snow Hill, NC  28580

EOE/ADA


 

North Carolina Reports First COVID-19 Associated Deaths

Contact: Ford Porter
Phone: 919-814-2100
Email: govpress@nc.gov
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths.
 
A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24 from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their late seventies and had several underlying medical conditions. A second person in their sixties, from Virginia who was traveling through North Carolina also died from COVID-19 complications. To protect the families’ privacy, no further information about these patients will be released.
 
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones. This is a stark warning that for some people COVID-19 is a serious illness. All of us must do our part to stop the spread by staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing,” said Governor Roy Cooper.
 
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 stay at home to the extent possible to decrease the chance of infection. On March 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated who is at high risk for severe illness. People at high risk include anyone who:
  • Is 65 years of age or older
  • Lives in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Has a high-risk condition that includes:
  • chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • heart disease with complications
  • compromised immune system
  • severe obesity - body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • other underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as diabetes, renal failure or liver disease

In addition, pregnant women should be monitored closely since they are known to be at risk for severe viral illness. However, data so far on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness in pregnant women. While children are generally at lower risk for severe infection, some studies indicate a higher risk among infants.

Governor Cooper has taken several actions to protect the health of North Carolinians, including ordering all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close through May 15th , banning gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting bars and restaurants to only take-out or delivery service, restricting visitors to long-term care facilities, and promoting social distancing by closing businesses like movie theaters, gyms, nail salons, and several others.

For more information and additional guidance, please visit the NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com] and CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com].

 


 

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is available online

These are stressful times for parents and caregivers, with so many normal routines affected--jobs interrupted, schools closed, businesses closed or services severely limited.  These stressors can adversely affect parent/child interactions. 

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Online is available to all NC parents free of charge.  It provides resources for parents and caregivers who are parenting during stressful times.  Any parent can access Triple P Online at the following webpage: https://www.triplep-parenting.com/nc-en/triple-p/ [triplep-parenting.com].


 

NC 2-1-1 is now a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus

NC 2-1-1 [click.icptrack.com] is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and resources are available in most languages.

“Services like NC 2-1-1 are critical during times of emergency,” said Governor Cooper. “North Carolinians can now call 2-1-1 to get the information they need while we continue working together to prevent the spread of this virus.”

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.

NC 2-1-1 can refer callers to the organizations in their local community best equipped to address their specific health and human services needs including food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment, as well as specific resources for older adults and for persons with disabilities, and much more. Simply dial 2-1-1 or TTY 888-892-1162 for assistance.

NC 2-1-1 cannot provide direct medical services, and COVID-19 can only be diagnosed by a health care professional. If you suspect you or someone you care for may have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, you should contact your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, you can call your local health department [click.icptrack.com], free and charitable clinics or a Federally Qualified Health Clinic [click.icptrack.com] for guidance.

People should only call 9-1-1 if they are experiencing an emergency. 9-1-1 centers across North Carolina have been receiving general questions and other non-emergency calls related to COVID-19. Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in North Carolina, go to ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com].

Due to anticipated high call volume, those seeking general information about COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to sign up for texts. People who are trying to locate specific services would benefit by calling. To learn more about NC 2-1-1, visit nc211.org [click.icptrack.com].

 


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2020
Contact: Ford Porter
Phone: 919-814-2100
Email: govpress@nc.gov



North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery Operations to Continue

Forthcoming executive order will also expand unemployment insurance benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are holding a media briefing today at 2 pm. At that briefing, Governor Cooper will announce a new executive order in response to COVID-19 that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers but allows them to continue takeout and delivery orders. The executive order will also include an expansion of unemployment insurance to help North Carolina workers affected by COVID-19.

The order is expected to be effective by 6 pm today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

More information about the order and other updates on North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 will be available at today’s media briefing. The briefing is at 2 pm at Joint Force Headquarters, 1636 Gold Star Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607. View live stream here: https://www.ncdps.gov/storm-update

 

 
 

Five More People in North Carolina Test Positive for COVID-19

 
Raleigh

Five more people in Wake County have tested presumptively positive today for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). All traveled to Boston in late February to attend a BioGen conference. Several cases of COVID-19 across the country have been tied to the conference. These cases are not related to the Wake County individual who tested positive last week. All are in isolation at their respective homes.

The tests, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, are presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab. While awaiting confirmation of results from the CDC, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will treat presumptive cases as positive and follow CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of infection. 

The Wake County Public Health Division is already working to identify close contacts. The CDC defines close contact as being within approximately 6 feet of a person with a COVID-19 infection for a prolonged period of time. Based on information provided by the individual, county health officials will assess risks of exposure, determine which if any additional measures are needed such as temperature and symptom checks, quarantine and/or testing.

Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, North Carolinians should take the same measures that health care providers recommend to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses, including washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, staying home if you are sick and covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow.

North Carolinians with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call the COVID-19 phone line toll-free at 866-462-3821. This helpline is staffed by the North Carolina Poison Control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 


 

North Carolina Identifies Second Case of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2020

Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
919-855-4840

RALEIGH — A second North Carolina person, unrelated to the first case, has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com]. The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com], is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home.

A North Carolina man from Chatham County traveled in late February to an area in Italy that now has a COVID-19 outbreak. He had two days of mild, flu-like symptoms while in Italy. His fever resolved and symptoms were improving, and he flew back to the United States the following day. This person was a contact [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] to a case in Georgia and the Georgia Department of Health notified North Carolina health officials.  

Chatham County Public Health Department officials conducted a home visit and collected specimens, which came back presumptively positive last night. He has been cooperative and is in home isolation until follow-up tests are negative. The Chatham County Public Health Department will work to identify close contacts to monitor symptoms. Since the person had been symptomatic before travel, the CDC will identify close contacts on the flight thought to be at risk [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] and notify the appropriate public health agencies. To protect individual privacy, no further information about the identity of the person will be released. 

While awaiting confirmation of results from the CDC, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will treat presumptive cases as positive and follow CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of infection. 

COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina. Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, North Carolinians should take the same measures [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] that health care providers recommend to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses, including washing your hands, avoiding touching your face and covering coughs and sneezes. 

Last month, Governor Roy Cooper established the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force to support the state’s ongoing effort to monitor, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. State actions include: 

Containment

  • Proactively launched cross-agency preparation work in January, putting together an aggressive containment strategy of rapid identification of suspected cases, testing and contact tracing.
  • Began testing cases at the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, which allows for faster results and a faster response.
  • Monitoring travelers returning from China through local health departments.

Preparation and Ongoing Response

  • Formalized preparation and response work with Governor Cooper creating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force.
  • Developing detailed response plans for a range of scenarios.
  • Engaged in regular communication with federal, state and local partners.
  • Preparing health care providers and facilities to streamline and standardize response activities including regular calls and mobilizing resources.
  • Sharing and updating guidelines on how to proactively prepare and respond, including guidelines for health care providers, child care, employers, schools, colleges and universities and others.

Public Information

  • Activated a Joint Information Center to provide timely information.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date website with information about COVID-19 disease, risk and guidance.
  • Staffing a COVID-19 phone line to answer urgent questions from the public. 

North Carolinians with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call the COVID-19 phone line toll-free at 866-462-3821. This helpline is staffed by the North Carolina Poison Control [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
 
It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS.
 
For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com] and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus [ncdhhs.us4.list-manage.com], which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2020
Phone: 919-814-2100
Email: govpress@nc.gov

 

North Carolina Identifies First Case of COVID-19

Governor and Task Force to hold press conference at 3:30 PM today

RALEIGH: A North Carolina person has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The test, conducted by North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, is presumptively positive and will be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home.

“I know that people are worried about this virus, and I want to assure North Carolinians our state is prepared,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Our task force and state agencies are working closely with local health departments, health care providers and others to quickly identify and respond to cases that might occur.”

The North Carolina person from Wake County traveled to the State of Washington and was exposed at a long-term care facility where there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak. Local health department officials are identifying close contacts to monitor symptoms and contain spread. To protect individual privacy, no further information will be released.

While awaiting confirmation of results from the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will treat presumptive cases as positive and follow CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of infection.

Today’s announcement represents an isolated case, and COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina. Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, North Carolinians should take the same measures that healthcare providers recommend annually to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses, including washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Last month, Governor Cooper established the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force to support the state’s ongoing effort to monitor, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. State actions include:

  • Aggressively pursuing containment strategy of rapid identification, testing and contact tracing.
  • Engaging in daily collaboration with federal, state and local partners to ensure rapid response.
  • Mobilizing resources for our providers, local public health system, local emergency management, and other.
  • Developing detailed response plans for multiple sectors for a range of scenarios.
  • Developing guidance for planning for multiple sectors for a range of scenarios.
  • Preparing healthcare providers and facilities to streamline and standardize response activities.
  • Activating a Joint Information Center to provide timely information.
  • Testing patients in the NC State Laboratory of Public Health.
  • Leading regular calls with local health departments, hospitals and local emergency management.
  • Providing guidelines for health care providers, child care, employers, schools, colleges and universities, and others.
  • Monitoring residents who have returned from China through local health departments.
  • Staffing a COVID-19 phone line to answer urgent questions from the public.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date website with information about COVID-19 disease, risk and guidance. 

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS.

For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com] and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus [click.icptrack.com], which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

Governor Cooper and the Coronavirus task force to hold a media briefing on COVID-19 at the Joint Force Headquarters at 3:30 PM today.

The briefing can be livestreamed at: https://www.ncdps.gov/storm-update [click.icptrack.com]


 

Health Department now offering an additional Child Health Clinic on Tuesday mornings starting March 3, 2020

 


 

WIC Self-referral Form

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is commonly referred to as the WIC Program. Greene County Department of Public Health provides WIC Program services. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals and other services free of charge to North Carolina families who qualify. The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children until age 5. By filling out this WIC Self-referral form, our WIC program will contact you!

https://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/wic-referral.asp

 


 

Weight-Wise Program

Greene County Department of Public Health (partnered with the Greene County Senior Center) will be hosting a Lifestyle Change Program called Weight-Wise. This program is open to any and all adults 18 years of age or older that is looking to lose weight, and or adopt a healthier lifestyle/ lifestyle choices. 
 
Thursday, January 9th at 6:00 PM is the first of 2 registration days for our Weight-Wise Lifestyle Change Program. Our second day of registration will be the same time on Thursday (Jan 16th). Meetings for this program with be held at the Greene County Senior Center. The program officially starts on January 23rd and will be every Thursday at 6:00 PM through May 7th. 
 
Weight-Wise is a weight-management program designed to equip you with the tools you will need to set achievable goals, build self-confidence, and learn problem solving skills, while offering group social support. If this sounds like something you might be interested in we would love to have you join us!
 

Click here to view the flyer.

 


 
 

Job Vacancy - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Primary Purpose of Position:
To give basic breastfeeding information, encouragement and support to pregnant/breastfeeding moms who participate in the WIC Program. Assist a breastfeeding specialist in teaching classes on breastfeeding. Being an advocate for breastfeeding women in the health care system, community and work place as well as being a partner with heath care professionals to promote breastfeeding.
 
A. Description of responsibilities and duties: 
  • Work hands on with prenatal and breastfeeding moms including:
  1. Assisting women and babies in learning breastfeeding techniques, including positioning and anticipatory guidance to reduce the occurrence of problems.
  2. Discussing appropriateness of using and assisting women in obtaining breastfeeding aids (e.g., electric and manual breast pumps, etc.).
  3. Providing scheduled and unscheduled contacts to women with breastfeeding problems.
  4. Making follow-up visits or telephone calls as needed to enrollees of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.
  5. Identifying problems clients experience and making appropriate referrals to health care professionals.
  6. Co-leading monthly Breastfeeding Education Classes.
  7. Maintain and keep appropriate records and reports within the Crossroads System.   
  • Perform outreach activities to market the services of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, including:
  1. Making outreach visits and providing information about project services to staff of the Health Department, local physicians’ offices as needed.
  2. Providing information about the project to all Health Department clients attending Breastfeeding class as needed.
  3. Participating in community events to promote breastfeeding, including health fairs.
  • Employee must have flexibility and adaptability to changes in schedules and practices.  Must have empathy and sensitivity to cross-cultural populations.  Must possess the ability to follow written and verbal directions, to accurately record basic data and report pertinent observations and perform required physical tasks as requested. Must have knowledge of breastfeeding physiology, anatomy, and counseling skills.
B. Required Minimum Training and Experience:
  1. Demonstrate possession of abilities listed above
  2. High School diploma, GED, or Public Health experience required.
C. Additional Training/Experience:
  1. Attend various in-service and staff meetings, as well as workshops relative to job duties.
  2. Current or previous breastfeeding experience (past 5years).
  3. Basic knowledge of Community and available services.
  4. Basic knowledge of the social, economic and environmental conditions of clients to be served.
D. Hours and Pay:
  • 15 hours per week within a Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. work week until all training and orientation has been completed.
  • $11.97 per hour

To apply: submit a completed state application form (PD 107), resume and cover letter to:

Greene County Department of Public Health
Attention: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Vacancy
227 Kingold Blvd., Suite B
Snow Hill, NC  28580

EOE

Open until filled.

 


 

Greene County Department of Public Health Awarded Reaccreditation Designation

Five health departments were awarded reaccreditation status by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) Board on November 16th, 2018.  They are Cherokee County Health Department, Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.

“All of the agencies recently achieving reaccreditation have much to be proud of.  They have not only demonstrated their ability to meet a set of important performance standards, but excelled in many areas.  Through reaccreditation, these agencies demonstrate a strong commitment to continuously work to improve the quality of services provided to their respective communities,” comments Amy Belflower Thomas, NC Local Health Department Accreditation Administrator.

Reaccreditation with Honors designation was awarded to four agencies: Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.  This honorary designation was implemented for the first time in Fall of 2017 to recognize agencies that especially excelled in their accreditation assessment by missing one or less activities within each of five standards set by the NCLHDA program.  The program is especially pleased to see that this special recognition was achieved by such a diverse group of local health departments - including rural, urban, large, and small health departments.

North Carolina is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local health departments.  The purpose of the accreditation program is to assure a basic level of capacity and services in each of the local health departments across the state.

Since the pilot program involving six local health departments began in 2004, all eighty-five health departments have been initially accredited in NC and, as of May 18th, 2018, have been reaccredited at least once.  The process of accreditation includes three major components – a self-assessment completed by the agency, a site visit by a multidisciplinary team of peers to review performance standards, and determination of accreditation status by an independent Accreditation Board comprised of state and local public health officials, Board of Health members, County Commissioners, and public members.

The NC Local Health Department Accreditation program is a collaboration of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors.

Pictured: Chris Dobbins, Accreditation Board Chair. Joy Brock, Agency Accreditation Coordinator & Health Director. Amy B. Thomas, Accreditation Administrator. Tommy Jarrell, Lead Site Visitor.


 

Friends of Phillip, (NA) Narcotics Anonymous Group

Meetings are held every Monday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM

at the Hookerton Recreation Park Building

484 Morris BBQ Road

Hookerton, NC 28538

All who want to find peace in recovery are welcome!

 

The Greene County NAranon (for family and friends of people in recovery or active addiction) Group meets every Thursday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM in the same location as listed above.

 

CONTACT: Melissa at (919) 583-3551 for more information.


 


2017 State of the County Health Report

Greene County Department of Public Health is pleased to share the 2017 State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report. This report provides an annual review of the health of our community, tracks progress regarding health priorities and concerns, and identifies new initiatives and emerging issues that affect the health status of Greene County residents.  The information is designed to educate and update community members, community leaders, elected officials and local agencies.  Click here to view the 2017 SOTCH Report.

For more information about how public health is working for you, feel free to contact Joy S. Brock by phone (252) 747-8183 or email joy.brock@greenecountync.gov

County residents are also encouraged to attend regular meetings of the Greene County Board of Health to learn more about public health in the county.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Health is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Health Department.

 


2018 Community Health Needs Assessment 

The Community Health Needs Assessment process is a four‐year cycle in which local health departments across North Carolina are charged with the responsibility of conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in their respective counties. The CHNA is required of public health departments in the consolidated agreement between the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the local public health agency. Furthermore, a CHNA is required for local public health department accreditation through the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board (G.S. § 130A-34.1).

Community Health Needs Assessments are the foundation for improving and promoting the health of the community. The role of the assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address those issues. The completed CHNA serves as the basis for prioritizing the community’s health needs and culminates in planning to meet those needs.

To view the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment for Greene County, please click here.

 


 

Community Health & Wellness Resource List

Click here to access the Greene County Community Health & Wellness Resource List

 


 
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For more information regarding public health issues or health department services, contact Joy S. Brock at (252) 747-8183 or joy.brock@greenecountync.gov.