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Working on Better Beginnings for Chatham Co.

When LaVerne Brown attended a community baby shower in Savannah in 2013, she was hoping to learn as much as she could about becoming a mother. She hadn’t heard of the Savannah Perinatal Initiative, but that changed when she met Outreach Educator Ekta Patel from the Coastal Health District.

Whitfield County School Board Passes 100% Tobacco-Free Policy

The Whitfield County School Board voted to revise the school district's tobacco policy for both students and staff at their April meeting. With a 4-0 vote (one board member was absent), the verbiage in the policy now better reflects the actual procedures that have been followed in the school system for many years

Chatham Co. Health Department Achieves Elite LEED Gold Status

Rain barrels stand on either side of the front doors waiting to collect water that will irrigate the native plant materials. Lights turn off automatically if no one has been in a room for a certain amount of time so energy can be conserved. Water is heated using solar energy, and bamboo, a rapidly renewable material, has been used instead of woodwork.

 

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Georgia Health Officials Warn of Potential Phone Scam

February 25, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages Georgia residents to be extremely cautious when participating in health-related telephone surveys. Several residents have complained to DPH about suspicious phone calls.

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