…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

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth E-cigarette use has recently surged among youth, fueled by new e-cigarette types that look like a USB flash drive and other shapes. One of the most commonly sold USB flash drive shaped e-cigarettes is JUUL, and other companies are now starting to sell e-cigarettes that look like […]

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