Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Zika Precautions Urged for Georgia Travelers

    January 29, 2016 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, headed to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

  2. Financial assistance available for septic system owners in Silver Creek Watershed to repair/replace or pump existing system

    January 13, 2016 - 

    Rome, GA: Septic system owners in the Silver Creek Watershed, centered roughly in the Lindale area in Floyd County and extending south into Polk County, may be eligible for up to $1,115 financial assistance to repair or replace a failing system. Septic system owners in the same area whose system is not failing can receive a $200 voucher to be used towards pumping their system by attending one of three one-hour educational classes on septic-system care and maintenance scheduled for 6 p.m., January 28, February 25 and March 31, at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 E. 12th St., Rome.

  3. Make a Plan to Quit Tobacco for Good

    January 10, 2016 - 

    Georgians can call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line at 1-877-270-STOP (7867) or 1-877-2NO-FUME (877-266-3863). It’s free and available 24/7.

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