***After Hours Public Health Emergencies:**
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…Building a Healthier Tomorrow…
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.
- 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.