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Henry County Health Department offers the following 58 services: Adolescent Health & Youth Development, Arthritis Surveillance, Babies Can't Wait, Cancer Control, Cardiovascular Health, Cardiovascular Health Initiative, Chemical Hazards Program, Children 1st, Children with Special Needs, Children's Medical Services, Chronic Disease, Injury, and Environmental Health Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Branch, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health & Injury Prevention Branch, Epidemiology Branch, Family Health Branch, Family Planning Program, Folic Acid Program, Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry, Georgia Immunization Registry Program (GRITS), Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (GCLPPP), Grants Development, Health Information and Policy, Health Promotion, Healthy Childcare Georgia, Healthy Farmers, Hearing and Vision Screening Program, HIV/STD Epidemiology Unit, HIV Prevention, Immunization Program, Infant and Child Health, Injury Prevention, Laboratory Branch, Legal Services and Policy Development, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, Maternal and Infant Health Council, Newborn Screening for Metabolic and Sickle Cell Disorders, Notifiable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Nursing, Nutrition Section, Oral Health Section, Perinatal Health Program, Pharmacy, School Health, SIDS / Other Infant Death, STD Section, Tobacco Use Prevention Program, Training and Workforce Development, Tuberculosis Section, Tuberculosis Epidemiology Section, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention, Vaccines for Children, Vector-borne Diseases, Vital Records, Violence Against Women Program, Women's Health, and WIC Branch.

The Family Health Branch is a unit of the Henry County Health Department. They promote the physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being of children and families through partnerships with communities. The Family Health Branch Unit assures early access to prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant women; Promotes healthy nutritional behaviors and physical activity among the MCH populations; Reduce unintentional and intentional injury among MCH populations; Improve oral health among MCH populations; Promote preconception health; Promote healthy behaviors and reduce risk-taking behaviors among Adolescents; Reduce health disparities among MCH populations; Assure a comprehensive system of age appropriate screening, referral, and follow-up from birth through age 21; Assure an adequate MCH workforce; Engage in partnerships that support comprehensive systems to improve the health of MCH populations.

The Chronic Disease program was established to prevent outgoing death of the top three causes of death in Georgia. Up to 62 percent of all deaths in Georgia are caused by cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke. Action is taken by concentrating on the prevention or delaying development of chronic diseases and their complications. Health education and health promotion efforts are designed to result in organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and promotion of health.

WIC benefits are available to eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 years. Eligible participants must have an income at or below 185% of US Poverty Income Guidelines; be a state resident; and be at nutritional or medical risk, as determined by a health professional. WIC provides these services: Nutrition assessment, health screening, medical history, body measurement, hemoglobin check, nutrition education, breast-feeding support and education, and vouchers for food supplements.

Contact information:

Henry County Health Department
135 Henry Parkway
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone: (770) 954-2250



 

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