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April is Public Health Month

Public Health Month is a time to recognize the conributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our health.

Prevent. Promote. Protect. Public health works every day to prevent disease, promote healthy living and respond to threats to our well being.

Read the Public Health Column, Under the Umbrella of Public Health, for more about what's happening in Henderson County.

Visit our display on Emergency Preparedness at the main branch of the library. Visit Public Health Preparedness for more tips.

Register for a free preparedness kit. To enter, email Preparedness Coordinator Terri Arrington.

Be a part of "We Are Hope" on Friday, April 3, 11:00 a.m. at the historic courthouse. View the banners signed by high school students who have pledged to be substance free. Check out Hope Rx, a coalition formed to prevent prescription drug overdoses and accidental deaths in our county.

Keep your prescription drugs locked up and dispose of them safely. Use the medicine drop at the Sheriff’s Department, 100 North Grove Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for all your unwanted, unused and expired medication.

Changes in NC School Vaccination Requirements

Do you have a child entering kindergarten or
7th grade
? Learn more about immunizations.

Henderson County Department of Public Health Ordered “Temporary Custodian” of Medical Records of Dr. Felicia B. Brabham

The Department of Public Health will provide access to these records for a period of 90 days starting January 20, 2015 until April 20, 2015.

Former patients of Dr. Felicia B. Brabham must call the Department at (828) 694-6001 to confirm that their medical record is available, to discuss the specific process for acquiring the medical record and to make an appointment to pick up the medical record. 


County Health Director encourages residents to be up-to-date on MMR vaccination for measles

Measles Cases and Outbreaks (CDC)

Measles is a vaccine-preventable infectious viral disease that is highly contagious. To protect your children, yourself and others in the community, it is important to be vaccinated against measles.

Health Department Immunization Clinic
Measles Vaccination (CDC)
NC Immunization Branch

The Department of Public Health will be closed April 3 for Good Friday.

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North Carolinians ready to quit smoking may call
1-800-QUIT-NOW or
1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).

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Last updated March 31, 2015