Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Teen STDs are preventable, treatable

    March 29, 2017 - 

    Rome, GA: “Nationally, about 40% of teens are sexually active by the age of 19. Of those, one in four has at least one STD. We might not be able to imagine our child in a sexual relationship,” says Melissa Hunter, MPH, epidemiology program director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District “and yet our kids do have sexual lives, and those lives are putting them at risk for diseases that are currently on the rise -- diseases we can help prevent and treat.”

  2. New Health Director to Lead Northwest Health District

    March 7, 2017 - 

    Rome, Georgia: Unini Odama, M.D., MPH, has been named health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District headquartered in Rome.

  3. Catering and home-based food businesses must have food-service permit

    February 1, 2017 - 

    Rome, GA: “Catering and home-based food businesses need a food-service permit to prepare and serve food to private parties and events.” That’s the message Tim Allee, Environmental Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District, wants to impart to northwest Georgia citizens who operate or might operate this type of business.

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