…Building a Healthier Tomorrow…HLT Dept

The Pender County Health Department is dedicated to the purpose of disease prevention and health promotion for all Pender County residents.

The Ten Essential Services of Public Health
1.  Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
2.  Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
3.  Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
4.  Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
5.  Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
6.  Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
7.  Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
8.  Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
9.  Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

Agency Awards
  • North Carolina Public Health Association 2019 Health Department of the Year Award.
  • 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in NC Award, Shirley Steele, Director of Nursing.
  • 2019 Loving Support Award of Excellence- Gold Premiere Award, Pender County WIC Program.

Health News

Legislators Adjourn Without Taking Actions Required for Medicaid Managed Care; DHHS Suspends Implementation of Managed Care

On November 19, 2019, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced the suspension of Medicaid Managed Care that was scheduled to go live February 1, 2020 until further notice. As a Medicaid beneficiary, nothing will change.  The beneficiary’s primary care provider (PCP) stays the same and access to behavioral health and […]

Low-Income Energy Assistance Available

Households in Pender County with a person aged 60 or more, or someone receiving disability and services from the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services may qualify for a one-time vender payment to help pay their heating bill during the cold winter season. Depending on the primary heating source, eligible households will receive $300, […]

Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks

Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks Daylight saving time ends today. Is your emergency preparedness stockpile up to date?

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