Granville Vance Community Health Forums

Back in July we walked door to door asking residents to talk to us about what they felt were community concerns, safety issues, and what resources are needed. Well now, As part of our Community Health Assessment process, Granville Vance Public Health wants to hear from you! We will hold a forum in the Granville and Vance Counties. Community health forums are a chance for every community member to have a voice as we review priority health issues and discuss how to focus our assets and resources on addressing them. YOU will have the opportunity to tell us what concerns are most important! RSVPs are appreciated, but not required: https://tinyurl.com/gvphforumrsvp… Read More

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Hurricane Florence information

Hurricane Florence will make landfall later this week, bringing potential flooding and power outages across the region. Our top priority is the health safety of you and your families.  We seek to provide information and resources available to you before, during, and after the storm. We are asking for your assistance in spreading this information.  Look out for NC Emergency Management’s latest updates at ncdps.gov/florence. Tips for patients and families: Follow mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation routes. This will be a dangerous storm. Do not ride it out. Never drive through standing water—turn around, don’t drown! Don’t use gas-powered generators/burners inside your house. Stock up and have ready emergency kits, take care… Read More

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Life-threatening coagulopathy associated with the use of synthetic cannabinoids

On September 4, 2018, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a Clinician Memo with an update on a multistate outbreak of severe coagulopathy associated with synthetic cannabinoids use. North Carolina clinicians and emergency responders are urged to take the following steps to ensure appropriate identification and clinical management of cases: If a patient presents with signs or symptoms consistent with vitamin-K dependent coagulopathy, contact the Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately to report the case and discuss the treatment and management. Ask all patients with signs or symptoms consistent with vitamin-K dependent coagulopathy if they have used synthetic cannabinoids within the last 3 months. Other names include… Read More

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ATTENTION: Community Health Assessment Surveying Starts July 12 -14

ATTENTION GRANVILLE COUNTY RESIDENTS: We will be conducting our community health assessment. This is a big undertaking that we do every three years to re-examine our community health priorities by talking to individuals and organizations across Granville and Vance Counties. Granville County Surveying will be July 12 – 14. If you see individuals walking around your neighborhood please be aware that we are collecting survey responses about what you think are important issues in your community. WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP by taking the survey and providing your local health department with feedback. Your Environment. Your Community. Your Health.

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CONGRATULATIONS Diabetes Prevention Program Participants

CONGRATULATIONS to Granville Vance Public Health first Diabetes Prevention Program class! This group found success through prevention! Together they transformed their lives over the last year through healthy eating and active living. This is a one year weight-loss program that works! If you want to learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program contact Tyisha Terry at (252) 492-7915.

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