Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. #HeartYourKidneys for National Kidney Month

    March 8, 2018 - 

    Rome, GA: March is National Kidney Month, and public health officials are urging everyone to give these vital organs a second thought and #HeartYourKidneys. “Kidneys are the unsung workhorses that never get noticed until something goes wrong with them,” says Dr. Unini Odama, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.

  2. Parents, it’s time to vaccinate your preteen

    March 6, 2018 - 

    To help protect every adult and child, the Georgia Department of Public Health established Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week, observed March 12-16, 2018, to serve as a reminder for parents to talk with their preteens and teens about getting immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases.

  3. Georgia Department of Public Health Babies Can’t Wait Program Seeks Public Comment

    March 6, 2018 - 

    ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) program invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Stakeholders, early intervention providers, parents and members of the public are encouraged to comment.

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