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Free COVID-19 Testing at Decatur’s House of Hope on Monday, May 4

Atlanta, GA – The Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force Community Outreach Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Bernice King and Leonardo Smith, has partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health and DeKalb County Board of Public Health to establish free testing at a pop-up site at the House of Hope in Decatur this Monday, May 4, 2020. If […]

Board of Health to Temporarily Close North DeKalb Health Center

Closure is necessary to respond to COVID-19 demands DECATUR, Ga. – In an effort to provide additional resources to aid in the COVID-19 response, the DeKalb County Board of Health will temporarily close the North DeKalb Health Center, located at 3807 Clairmont Rd. NE in Chamblee, at the close of business on Friday, April 3. […]

Board of Health Meeting Scheduled for Thursday Canceled

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, September 26, has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, in the Bohan Auditorium, located in the Richardson Health Center at 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. Anyone who would like to […]

Flu Shots Now Available at DeKalb Health Centers

DECATUR, Ga. – With pockets of flu activity already being seen in metro Atlanta, the DeKalb County Board of Health is encouraging residents to get their flu shot sooner, rather than later. The DeKalb County Board of Health began offering flu shots to the public at its health centers earlier this week. Flu shots will […]

Board of Health Event Offers Free Testing on Diabetes Alert Day, March 26

DECATUR, Ga. – One in three American adults has prediabetes-and most of them don’t know it. The DeKalb County Board of Health wants you to understand your risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. As a part of American Diabetes Alert Day, the Board of Health is hosting a Diabetes Alert Day event on Tuesday, […]

Georgia Department of Public Health’s Babies Can’t Wait Program Seeks Public Comment

DECATUR, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) program invites interested persons to participate in a 60-day public comment period for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Stakeholders, early intervention providers, parents and members […]

Board of Health Receives Car Seat Mini-Grant

DECATUR, Ga. –The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Injury Prevention Program recently awarded a 2019 Car Seat Mini-Grant to the DeKalb County Board of Health.  The grant will provide car seats and education to financially eligible families in DeKalb. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety funds the Car Seat Mini-Grant Program.  Through the program, agencies […]

Board of Health Awarded Federal Grant to Address Health Disparities

DECATUR, Ga. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to the DeKalb County Board of Health in the amount of $792,000 per year for five years. Over 265 applications were received, however, only 31 were approved for funding. Recipients include community-based organizations, […]

Vaccination is the Best Protection Against the Flu

Vaccinate and protect your children against the flu ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia (PHIC) encourage all parents to fully vaccinate their children, ages six months and older, each year against influenza (flu). More broadly, all adults 18 years of age and older, should […]

DeKalb Health Officials Report West Nile Virus Death

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Health confirmed a human West Nile virus-related death in the county this morning. The Dunwoody resident was a female in her 90s. “On behalf of the Board of Health, we extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time,” said DeKalb County District […]