Advice to Consumers: Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Unless the source of the product is known, consumers anywhere in the United States who have any store-bought romaine lettuce at home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away. Product labels often do not identify growing regions; so, throw out any romaine lettuce if you’re uncertain about where it was grown. Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine lettuce was stored. For more information click on the title, to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
The 2017 State of the County Health report (SOTCHR) was released and presented to Board of Health on March 8, 2018. The report focuses on the health factors for Harnett County communities. Throughout the report provides a look back to review what has been affecting the health of the community in order to move forward and make healthy effective and safe changes for all. In addition, this report focuses on progress made in health indicators, a review of mortality and morbidity data a review of health concerns selected as priorities along with other changes that affect health concerns. This report provides a snapshot of how well Harnett County compares with the state across a variety of health objectives. For more information, click on the title to view a copy of the report or see the Downloads Box or call 910-893-7550.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC provides nutrition education and now you can complete your online nutrition education requirements through https://www.wichealth.org/ Starting April 2, 2018, the WIC office began a new option for low risk clients to complete required nutrition education. Low risk clients will be able to complete some of their nutrition education online! Not only is this process convenient, it’s easy and fun. For more information click on the title or call our office at 910-893-7570. To comment about this Departmental change can be made by clicking on the Patient Satisfaction survey below.
There’s no avoiding the statistics: the number of reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at an all-time high according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So what can you do? Arm yourself with the facts about STDs and talk with your healthcare provider—that’s always an important place to start. Getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health and it is an important step to stopping STD transmission. The Health Department provides STD testing by appointment, please call 910-893-7550 to make an appointment or for information about risk reduction. Click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Join us for the first Diabetes Support Meeting at the Campbell University Health Center. We will be discussing setting SMART health goals to improve your diabetes control. Learn to manage your diabetes, the support group is free and open to anyone with diabetes as well as their family members. For more information click on the title to view the program flyer. Please call 910-893-1560 or email email@example.com if you plan to attend.
The Health Department has a new Patient Portal. A Patient Portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Using a secure username and password, you can view your health information. The Patient Portal is secure and HIPAA compliant. To activate your Patient Portal, on your next visit provide us with your personal email address that you would like to use for your account, and we will provide instructions, on how to activate your Patient Portal account, it’s free, quick, and easy! For more information click on the title or call our office at 910-893-7550.
Join us at the "Special Delivery"-Pregnancy Health Fair on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Government Complex, Commons Area. The pregnancy health fair will provide information about the many services and programs available at the Health Department for new parents, expectant parents, and those who are planning a family. View the exhibits; meet our Providers get information on Breastfeeding, Car seat safety, WIC, Safe Sleep, Postpartum and more. Future parents can learn more about successful pregnancy planning, what to expect during pregnancy, and what to expect once baby arrives. This is a free event, however registration is required. For more information click on the title to view the flyer or to register please, call the Health Department at 910-814-6298.
In recognition of National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, Harnett County Department of Public Health will sponsor the “Don’t Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure” lunch and learn. This program will take place on Wednesday, May 30th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. An informative presentation will be provided by Dr. Ashley Lewis with North Carolina Heart and Vascular on how to control high blood pressure. This is a free program however, registration is required. To register, call 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Friday, May 25th. For more information, click on the title.
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