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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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.

 

 

Attention WIC Shoppers: NC eWIC is here!

Simple - No more paper! Your NC eWIC card will replace your food instruments.
Safe - Your NC eWIC card will work like a debit card at the checkout.
Convenient - Buy only the foods you need when you shop. See your benefits balance and approved products list on your smartphone.
Learn More - Ask about NC eWIC at your local WIC office. Located at Greene County Department of Public Health, 227 Kingold Boulevard, Snow Hill. Phone (252) 747-3244
Click here for the English flyer. Click here for the Spanish flyer.
 

 


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, July 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Health Department.

 


2019 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 2019 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

 


 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
To view the complete Non-Discrimination Statement in English and Spanish, please click here.

 


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