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Playing It Safe with Eggs

Fresh eggs must be handled carefully to avoid the possibility of foodborne illness, often called "food poisoning." The most effective way to prevent egg-related illness is by knowing how to buy, store, handle and cook eggs or foods that contain them safely. For more information click on the title to view “Playing It Safe with Eggs” which provides handling tips to help protect your family.


Risk of Human Salmonella Infections from Live Baby Poultry
Live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and baby turkeys, can carry harmful germs called Salmonella. After you touch a chick, duckling, or other baby bird, or anything in the area where they live and roam, WASH YOUR HANDS so you don't get sick! For more information click here to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

On a Budget? Learn Cheap Ways to Be Healthy
Any time is a good time to save money, be healthy, and be informed. Making healthy choices may help prevent injury, disease, and disability. Stay healthy on the cheap by including smart choices that are low-cost or free. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.

30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch your Fruit and Vegetable Budget

Tips to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget: click here:


April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month

During April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Harnett County residents are encouraged to come together to celebrate efforts to ensure all children have the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need to thrive. Child abuse has a long-term impact on a child’s life according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Child maltreatment is a preventable public health issue. For more information click here to view the Prevent Child Abuse NC web site.

To report suspected Child Abuse or Neglect, please call the Harnett County Department of Social Services at 910-814-6662 or after hours 910-893-9111.


“Celebrate More Mother’s Days”

Join us for a breast health educational session: “Celebrate More Mother’s Days” on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. at the Governmental Complex in the Commons Area. The program will feature a guest speaker, exhibits, resources, and more. The event is free, however registration is required. To register, contact the Health Department at 910-814-6298. The registration deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. For more information, click on the title.


Don't Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure Lunch & Learn-Wednesday, May 21st

Harnett County Department of Public Health in partnership with North Carolina Heart and Vascular will sponsor the “Don’t Miss a Beat: Control High Blood Pressure” lunch and learn. This program will take place on Wednesday, May 21st from 11:45am-1:00pm at the Governmental Complex Commons Area located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington. An informative presentation on how to prevent and control high blood pressure will be provided by Dr. Ben Walker with North Carolina Heart and Vascular. This is a free program however registration is required. To register, call Harnett County Department of Public Health at 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Friday, May 16th. For more information, click on the title.


County Health Rankings
The annual County Health Rankings report was released according to the study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county ranked number one is considered the healthiest county in the state, Harnett County ranked overall at number 50 of 100 healthiest counties in North Carolina according to the report. The report focuses on health outcomes which are used to rank the overall health of counties. For more information click on the title to view the web site.

Mobile Mammography: Saturday, April 26 in Dunn:

Nehemiah Building Ministries, Rex Mobile Mammography along with the Harnett County Health Department will be on site providing mobile mammography screenings from 9:00am-1:00pm at 2225 NC Hwy 55 East, Dunn. For more information or to register please call the Harnett County Health Department at 910-814-6197.


Mobile Mammography:

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 May 14, 2014. Pre-registration is required. See the Downloads Box below for an application or call 910-814-6197 for more information.



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