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Give Kids a Smile-Saturday, February 6th

“Give Kids a Smile” will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 9:00am-2:00pm at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington. The Give Kids a Smile Program provides access to free dental health services for children between the ages of 1 to 13 who are not covered by any form of dental insurance. All children must be a resident of Harnett County. For more information, click on the title.


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7th is recognized as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to promote HIV prevention, testing and treatment among African-Americans in the Unites States. The theme for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is “I Am My Brother and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS means that everyone can be an important part of the solution. Get educated. Get tested for HIV. Get treated. Get involved. The Health Department provides free HIV testing, to make an appointment please call 910-893-7550. For additional information on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, click on the title to view the web site or click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) website.


This Valentine’s Day, Love Your Heart!

This Valentine’s Day, give a special gift to yourself or someone you love. Given that February is dedicated to celebrating love, caring, and heart health, it’s a great time to improve your own heart health or encourage loved ones to improve theirs by quitting smoking. Quit smoking or encourage your loved ones to quit. Being smoke-free is important to heart health. Now’s the perfect time! For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.


Super Bowl Sunday: Four Steps to Food Safety

Make food safety a priority on game day— Whether you are having or going to a party, these tips provide a food safety Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Clean-when preparing food wash hand and surfaces often, Separate: use separate plates for raw and cooked food when grilling, Cook food to the right temperature and Chill: Don’t leave food at room temperature for longer than two hours. For more information click on the title or call 910-893-7550.


Why Our Bodies Like to Gain Weight and What We Can Do About It:

Campbell University Health Center presents: Why Our Bodies Like to Gain Weight and What We Can Do About It: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Discover what is driving the obesity crisis in the US and the World. Identify lifestyle changes that improve your health. Learn about the Campbell University weight loss program. Location: Campbell University Maddox Hall in Room 130. For more information contact Campbell University Health Center Health Center 910-893-1560 or send an email pennings@campbell.edu. or click on the title to print a program flyer.


Mobile Mammography: February 9, 2016

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on February 9, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.


Zika Travel Health Notices

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory recommending pregnant women consider postponing travel to any area with active. For more information click here or on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.


Zika Virus

Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. We do not know how often Zika is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. For more information click here or on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


Harnett County Tax Assistance

Tax assistance services will be available for the elderly and disabled starting Feburary 3, 2016 through mid April 2016. This program is sponsored by the NC Economic Assistance Center under a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) grant, and the Harnett County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Services will be available in Lillington, Erwin, Coats, Smithfield, and Clinton. For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Division on Aging at (910) 893-7578. For more information click on the title.


Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook

Become a fan of Harnett County Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page. We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.


 
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