…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

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?

NCDHHS: Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase; E-cigarette Use on the Rise

Lung Injury Cases Related to Vaping Increase; E-cigarette Use on the Rise Raleigh Oct 29, 2019 The number of North Carolina cases of severe lung injury associated with e-cigarette use or vaping continues to rise with 61 cases in people ranging in age from 13 to 72. The North Carolina cases are among a rising […]

Medication Disposal Event

FREE Medication Disposal Event! Saturday October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dispose of your outdated medications. All medications will be accepted. Syringes and other sharps accepted. View the flyer for more information and drop-off locations.

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