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272014Jan

Alamance County Board of Health Receives State Recognition

Alamance County Board of Health Receives State Recognition Board member also recognized for service BURLINGTON – On January 23, the Alamance County Board of Health received the Outstanding Board of Health Award from the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health. The Alamance County Board of Health was recognized for their local public health advocacy…

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232014Jan

First Flu-Related Death Reported in Alamance County

 First Flu-Related Death Reported in Alamance County Flu vaccine still available at Health Department BURLINGTON – On January 22, the Alamance County Health Department received notification of the county’s first flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season. The death occurred in a child. In order to protect the family’s privacy, no other details are being…

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72014Jan

Give Kids A Smile Scheduled for February 1

 Give Kids A Smile Scheduled for February 1 Appointment scheduling begins January 14 BURLINGTON The Alamance County Children’s Dental Clinic and the Alamance-Caswell Dental Society will be commemorating National Children’s Dental Access Day with the 11th Annual Give Kids A Smile event on February 1. Scheduling for the free Give Kids A Smile dental appointments…

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22014Jan

Health Department Releases 2013 State of the County Health Report

Health Department Releases 2013 State of the County Health Report BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department has completed the State of the County Health (SOTCH) report for 2013. The report provides updates on health statistics and information on progress in priority health areas as determined in the 2011 Community Health Assessment. Community health priorities…

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252013Oct

Low Cost Rabies Vaccinations Available at Local Clinics November 4-9

Low Cost Rabies Vaccinations Available at Local Clinics November 4-9   BURLINGTON – Several local veterinary offices will be offering rabies vaccinations for $5.00 per animal beginning November 4 and ending November 9. Vaccination clinics will be held during that week at the following local veterinary offices: – Mebane Veterinary Hospital (919) 563-5006 – Graham…

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112013Oct

Funding Secured to Continue WIC Program in North Carolina

Press Release from NC DHHS Raleigh, N.C. – Secretary Aldona Wos announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services has secured additional funds to continue the WIC program as of October 11, 2013. DHHS has determined it can ensure the stability of the program through the end of October using lapsing funds from…

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82013Oct

WIC Voucher Issuance Suspended

Federal shutdown will impact local WIC office BURLINGTON –The Alamance County Health Department received communication from the NC Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition Services Branch on October 8 that due to the federal shutdown, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as the WIC program, will discontinue issuing…

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272013Sep

Health Department Receives Multiple Awards at Recent Conference

BURLINGTON – On September 18, the Alamance County Health Department received the GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Award for its work with local Project LAUNCH.  The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Child Health Recognition Awards program honors local health departments, public health staff and individuals for innovative, collaborative programs that improve the lives of North Carolina’s children….

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272013Sep

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats Planned for October 19

BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department will be hosting a rabies vaccination clinic on October 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Environmental Health Office at 209 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd. in Burlington. “Vaccination will protect your pets and your families,” states Environmental Health Director, Carl Carroll. “This is a great opportunity to…

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