August 1–7 is World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week 2016 is part of a global effort to increase breastfeeding rates. This yearly celebration highlights the breastfeeding efforts of mothers in communities in over 174 countries. A mom who chooses to breastfeed is providing food that is uniquely suited to benefit her baby’s health and well-being.
Questions about breastfeeding?
The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program offers breastfeeding education and assistance by a board-certified Lactation Consultant, breastfeeding peer counselors, and WIC nutritionists who are Certified Breastfeeding Educators. Learn more...
National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and it’s an important reminder that we all need immunizations to help protect us from serious diseases.
From infants to seniors, immunization protects against diseases. Are you up-to-date on your shots? The Department of Public Health offers immunization services on a walk-in basis.
Don't Let Mosquitoes Bug You!
Take measures to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites.
The Other Risks from Mosquitoes
Reducing Mosquito Populations
Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Community
from Mosquitoes PDF English | Spanish
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes in Your Yard? This is one of the easiest mosquitoes to control.
5-Minute Asian Tiger Mosquito Control
Watch this video to learn how to control these mosquito populations around your home.
Top 5 Things Everyone Needs to Know
About Zika | Spanish
Zika Virus | Zika CDC Microsite
2015 Community Health Assessment
The Henderson County Department of Public Health has released the 2015 Community Health Assessment (CHA). More...
If you would like to volunteer to serve on one of the action teams that will develop action plans and strategies to address the four selected health priorities, contact Stacy Taylor at 828-694-6063.
Read the Public Health Times-News column: Join the team for the health of the community.
Parenting ABC's — Infant Care Classes
Moms, build your skills in caring for your infant.
FREE classes are held the first and third Monday
of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the health department. Caregivers welcome too. Call 694-6066 to register.
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North Carolinians ready to quit smoking. Call
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