…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.

Health News

Health Officials Encourage Caution as Temperatures Rise

As the heat index rises, local and state health officials urge citizens to take extra precautions against heat-related illnesses. Daytime temperatures have risen to the mid to upper 90’s, and emergency room visits for heat related illnesses have risen as well, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. “As we approach […]

Assistance with Wildlife Problems.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Click the links below to find assistance with wildlife: Tips on coexisting with wildlife Hazards of Feeding Wildlife (PDF) Wildlife Damage Control Contact a private Wildlife Damage Control Agent Contact a licensed trapper during the trapping season Request a Wildlife Depredation Permit Can’t find an answer about a wildlife problem? Call […]

NC DHHS Releases Summary of Selected Cancer Rates for Counties in Cape Fear Region

DHHS provided the summary to answer questions raised about cancer during the ongoing investigation of GenX in the Cape Fear River RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) examined data from the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry and shared a summary of that analysis earlier today with four local health […]

Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Prepare before hurricane season starts. Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30th 2017. Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane. Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car. Basic Disaster Supply Kit Check your […]

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