North Central Health District



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News from North Central Health District:

Macon-Bibb County Health Department to Host Pedestrian Safety Summit

Macon-Bibb County Health Department (MBCHD) is working with Vision Zero and the Macon-Bibb County Pedestrian Safety Review Board to offer the second Pedestrian Safety Summit to the public.  Read More »

Vaccines Protect Families, Teens and Children by Preventing Disease

MACON – August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and The Georgia Department of Public Health reminds Georgians to stay up-to-date and get a head start on vaccinations required for school age children. Read More »

Microblading, Public Health and the Law

Microblading is a trend that is increasing in popularity with people looking to modify their appearance. Read More »

NCHD Selected to Receive Healthcare Georgia Foundation Grant

North Central Health District (NCHD), on behalf of Hancock County, has been chosen by Healthcare Georgia Foundation as one of 11 statewide community health partnerships to receive a grant of $70,500 as part of Phase I of The Two Georgias Initiative. Read More »

Mosquito Pools Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Partners in Houston County notified North Central Health District (NCHD) that tests have positively identified West Nile Virus in mosquito pools collected to test the insects for diseases. Read More »

North Central Health District Hosting WIC Farmer’s Markets

MACON – NCHD is hosting farmer’s markets at each of the 13 county health departments and the Felton Homes WIC office. Read More »

Reading Corner Piloted at Macon DFACS WIC Office

Georgia’s Talk with me Baby (TWMB) aims to encourage parents to talk to their children. Read More »

Update: Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly Tied To Street Drugs Being Sold In Georgia

ATLANTA – The investigation into presumed opioid overdoses in Central and South Georgia is ongoing. Information continues to be fluid. Read More »

Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly Tied To Street Drugs Being Sold In Georgia

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has become aware of a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia. Read More »

NCHD designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association®

The adoption of healthy policies has been honored by the ADA. Read More »

NCHD Reminds Women to Get Screened for Breast Cancer in Honor of Mother’s Day

Think of all the women in your life: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends. Read More »

Macon-Bibb Teen Center Hosting Community Block Party

Winner of the Teen Center logo design contest to be announced at this free event for the community. Read More »

NCHD Encourages Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season

May 7 – 13 is Hurricane Preparedness Week and a perfect time to prepare. Read More »