GVPH Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine!

Granville Vance Public Health is thrilled to announce a momentous occasion in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic – we received of our initial shipment of Moderna vaccine doses in Granville on Monday, December 21st. We received a total of 700 doses across our Granville and Vance locations combined. On Tuesday, December 22nd, we administered our first few doses to some of our clinical staff at the health department who qualify for Phase 1A. Our team is taking inventory, preparing the ancillary supplies, training on computer systems and vaccine handling, and preparing to vaccine others. This hallmark in the pandemic experience marks the beginning of the end! So much good public health… Read More

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GVPH COVID-19 Press Release Nov. 23rd

“Although the number of active cases in our counties had been trending downward over the past few months, our data have quickly begun trending in the wrong direction again. Unfortunately, we have set numerous records this week for number of new cases and deaths in North Carolina and the United States. As of today, November 23rd, we have 255 active cases of COVID-19 in Granville County and have recorded 56 deaths over the course of the pandemic response. In Vance County, we have 414 active COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths… Please remember – every action you take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in a given setting, whether at the… Read More

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ALERT – PHONES

We are currently switching our phone system so we can serve you better; however, the phones in Vance County are still experiencing issues.  If you need to contact the Vance County Health Department, please call (919) 725-7452. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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UnitedHealthcare Donates $125,000 to Granville-Vance Public Health

UnitedHealthcare has awarded a $125,000 Empowering Health grant to Granville-Vance Public Health to help us assist Granville County Public Schools with distributing meals to homebound students so they don’t go hungry when school is out. In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities. We’re grateful for UnitedHealthcare’s support as we work to further our mission of protecting and promoting health in Granville and Vance Counties. It’s important now, more than ever, that we work together.

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GVPH Health Director Lisa Macon Harrison Elected Board Vice President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Lisa Macon Harrison, Local Health Director of Granville Vance Public Health, to its 2020-2021 Board of Directors as Vice President. NACCHO is the voice of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. Ms. Harrison assumed the Vice President role on July1, 2020. She will then serve as president-elect in 2021-2022 and president in 2022-2023. See the full press release below. https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/north-carolina-local-public-health-leader-lisa-macon-harrison-elected-board-vice-president-of-the-national-association-of-county-and-city-health-officials

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Granville Vance WIC Program

WIC is here for you during the COVID-19 outbreak. Call your local clinic to find out how to renew your benefits online or over the phone. You can also get breastfeeding advice, nutrition counseling, referrals, and other WIC services remotely. WIC está aquí para ti durante el brote del COVID-19. Llama a tu clínica local para averiguar cómo renovar tus beneficios por internet o teléfono. También puedes recibir de manera remota consejos sobre la lactancia, asesoría con la nutrición, datos de profesionales y otros servicios de WIC.

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GVPH Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry receives grant award from The Duke Endowment

We received some wonderful news this week! Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry, our dental clinic, received a $400,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand dental care in rural and underserved schools in Granville and Vance Counties. The grant enables Carolina Fellows Family Dentistry to launch school-based programs that prioritize preventive services (such as regular cleanings) and address certain restorative treatments (including fillings) for school-aged children. For more information about the grant award, please see our press release.We are so proud of the work that has gone into planning for this grant and look forward to better serving children in our communities!

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COVID-19 Press Release April 13th

As of April 13, 2020, there are 95 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Granville County. Sixty-six of the 95 cases in Granville County are inmates at the Federal Bureau of Prisons Complex in Butner, NC, while the other 29 are community-based cases. Vance County has 21 confirmed active cases of COVID-19. Sadly, we have had our first reported deaths due to complications from COVID-19 in both counties. Please see the below press release for more information. Granville Vance Public Health COVID-19 Press Release for April 13, 2020

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Granville Vance WIC Program

The Granville Vance WIC program has transitioned all WIC appointments to over the phone contacts effective March 26, 2020 until further notice.  WIC staff will call you one business day before your scheduled appointment and complete the appointment over the phone. We are continuing to serve NEW WIC families that are pregnant, postpartum, or a child under the age of five. If you do not have a scheduled WIC appointment, call either the Granville County WIC office at 919-693-1333 or Vance County WIC office at 252-492-3147 and an appointment will be made for a phone contact.

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