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TB: What You Need To Know

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.
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Ebola : What You Need To Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Currently, the outbreak of Ebola is mainly in West Africa although on September 30, 2014, CDC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. On October 12, 2014, a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the above mentioned patient tested positive for Ebola. Click HERE http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/united-states-imported-case.html : for more information on cases diagnosed in the U.S.

Click HERE http://dph.georgia.gov/ebola : for information on Ebola from the Georgia Department of Public Health including guidance for colleges and universities; EMS professionals; schools (K-12); and healthcare providers and laboratory workers.

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HIV Can Be Prevented But It Starts With You!!!!!

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Let's Talk

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The month of October has been nationally recognized as Let?s Talk Month. Let?s Talk Month is a national campaign to ?encourage parent/child communication about sexuality.?1 This creates an opportunity for the whole community to plan and participate in programs. The purpose of Let?s Talk Month is to encourage parents and adolescents to talk about sex and promote the youth to be able to make healthy and responsible decisions about sex.

For more information, please visit the Advocates for Youth website at www.advocatesforyouth.org/lets-talk-month.


From Your Crucial Conversations Team.....Quote of the Week

"Everyone deserves to work with colleagues who have their back."

-Kerry Patterson, author of Change Anything

Immunizations


Don't forget about your child's HVDN (hearing, vision, dental & nutrition)- GA has revised it's 3300 form
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Are you not sure about what immunizations your child needs to attend daycare or get into the Georgia school system? Click here to find out

Visit the CDC website to find out more about HPV vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html
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GA Regents University Greenblatt Library

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The Georgia Regents University Greenblatt Library is actively partnering with the East Central Public Health District for training and access to bridge a potential information gap between public health partners and vital disaster information resources. Training and resources will focus on the top hazards identified by the local disaster preparedness community.

http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/disaster/


Norovirus : What you Need to Know

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Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Anyone can get infected with norovirus and get sick. Norovirus can be found in your stool (feces) even before you start feeling sick.
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Building Blocks for Baby Program

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The Richmond County Health Departments Building Blocks for Baby program is designed to improve birth outcomes by increasing access to appropriate prenatal care, preventative care, case managers, and home visitation.
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Preventing Pregnancy

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WALK IN CLINIC JUST FOR TEENS, RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT-SOUTH AUGUSTA. HOURS ARE EVERY TUESDAY FROM 8AM TO 10AM AND 1PM TO 3:30PM AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 1PM TO 6PM.

YOU MAY COME ALONE OR BRING A PARENT OR FRIEND.

CONFIDENTIALITY IS THE LAW AND A PRIORITY WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS.

WE OFFER TEENS NO COST OR LOW COST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES.
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Community Health Needs Assessment

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Georgia Health Sciences University, University Hospital and the East Central Health District 6 have partnered to initiate a community health needs assessment, sharing a dynamic and easy-to-use tool to take the temperature of their communitys well-being.

Georgia Health Sciences University website link http://www.georgiahealth.edu/community/chna

GHS Health System/Medical Center website link http://www.mcghealth.org

University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment information website link www.universityhealth.org/cna
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Emergency Preparedness