Category: Public Health

October 15, 2019

McCracken Named Interim

Catawba County Public Health Assistant Director Jennifer McCracken was named Interim Director by the Catawba County Board of Health October 14. McCracken will begin serving...

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September 23, 2019

Lay Breast Health Advisor

The Lay Breast Health Advisor can speak to individuals and groups about breast cancer screening options and link women to care....

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September 17, 2019

Online nutrition education

Online nutrition education is adding convenience for WIC participants through the new WIChealth.org....

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September 12, 2019

Urland to Depart Public Health

Catawba County Health Director Doug Urland has been named Director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill’s...

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August 14, 2019

5 Things to Know about the CHA

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) rolls around every three years and is currently underway. Here's what you need to know......

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May 24, 2019

Farmers Market returns

The Public Health Farmers Market is a convenient way for the public to access healthy fruits and vegetables at an all-local market....

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May 23, 2019

Hot weather poses risks

With high temperatures and high humidity, there are increased weather-related health risks....

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April 06, 2019

Empowering clients

Sharyn Guthrie knows the devastation of losing a job. But she also knows the joy she found in dietetics and uses her skills to help families that are going through the same....

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April 05, 2019

Passion for breastfeeding

Yowill McAbee was inspired to help other women learn how to successfully breastfeed their babies....

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April 04, 2019

Inspired by biology, business

Environmental Health Specialist Luke Sears has turned an interest in biology and business into a way to keep thousands of people safe every day....

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April 04, 2019

Getting a thrill from nursing

School Nurse Suzanne Baer is rewarded every day as she sees improvements in children’s health....

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April 03, 2019

From laboratory to community

When it was time for Darla Houser to make a career change, she knew she wanted something where she could grow and learn....

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April 02, 2019

Listening leads to helping

La'Shanda Carson listens to people to find out their needs and then helps meet those needs....

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April 01, 2019

Preparing for the worst

Chantae Lail is known for thinking ahead. From large-scale community disasters to individual crises, she knows just what to do....

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March 11, 2019

State of the County's Health

The Catawba County State of the County Health Report 2018 is now available....

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December 07, 2018

Reduce the chance of SIDS

These tips will help parents and caregivers reduce the chances of their infant dying suddenly (SIDS)....

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November 02, 2018

Health Plans Open Enrollment

Get health insurance for 2019! Marketplace health insurance open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018....

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October 02, 2018

Flu shots offered

Flu shots offered at event, by appointment...

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September 26, 2018

September 2018 Monthly Update

September 2018 Public Health Monthly Update...

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August 30, 2018

August 2018 Monthly Update

News and updates from Catawba County Public Health for the month of August 2018...

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July 25, 2018

July Monthly Update

News and updates from Catawba County Public Health for the month of July 2018...

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July 20, 2018

Providing parents support

Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) provides support for parents with children ages birth to 5....

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July 18, 2018

Time for school shots

It's time to think about children's shots for kindergarten and 7th-grade....

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July 10, 2018

Tobacco use high in students

Western North Carolina high school tobacco use continues to climb, with youth use rising by to 31.7% based on the 2017 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey....

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June 07, 2018

Public Health Farmers Market

The weekly Public Health Farmers Market kicked off its sixth season on June 7....

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June 06, 2018

June 2018 Monthly Update

The June 2018 Monthly Update includes information on Public Health happenings....

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May 30, 2018

Farmers Market opens June 7

The Public Health Farmers Market opens June 7 for its sixth season....

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May 15, 2018

Monthly Update May 2018

Monthly Update for May 2018 from Catawba County Public Health...

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April 30, 2018

MyPlate replaces food pyramid

The old food pyramid has been replaced with the MyPlate, which is a new visual representation that shows the proportions of healthy foods people should eat....

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April 30, 2018

Healthy kids learn better

Healthy learners are better learners, thanks to school nurses...

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April 27, 2018

April 2018 Monthly Update

A monthly look at the innovative things Catawba County Public Health has been working on recently....

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April 23, 2018

eWIC adds convenience

eWIC adds convenience for recipients, retailers...

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April 09, 2018

State of the County's Health

Catawba County Public Health released its annual State of the County Health Report....

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April 09, 2018

Dori Maltba #IAMPUBLICHEALTH

Dori Maltba pursued a communicable disease nursing position at Catawba County Public Health thanks to a tiny germ and the outbreak it caused....

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April 03, 2018

Angie Propst #IAMPUBLICHEALTH

Angie Propst could have spent her entire career working in a mill, but Propst's persistence landed her a full-time job in medical records at Catawba County Public Health....

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April 02, 2018

Public Health Annual Report

Catawba County Public Health released its 2016-17 Annual Report....

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December 22, 2017

Public Health Accreditation

Catawba County Parent Support Team will present a 90-minute workshop geared toward parenting young children....

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