Health

The mission of the Greene County Health Department is to Protect, Preserve and Enhance the public health of Greene County through a commitment to the principles of public health practice in our community.
 

Joy Brock, Director

227 Kingold Boulevard, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone (252) 747-8183
Fax (252) 747-4040
Email joy.brock@greenecountync.gov

 

 

Rabies Vaccination Clinic

On Friday, November 9, Greene County Animal Control and Greene County Department of Public Health received information from the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health that a fox Greene County Animal Control sent to be tested on November 8 tested positive for rabies. The fox supposedly attacked a stray cat. Traps have been set in an attempt to trap the stray cat. 

A Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Maury Volunteer Fire & Rescue (3659 Hwy 903 North, Maury, NC 28554). Cost: $10.00 per vaccination (Greene County residents)

The fox that tested positive was located in the Maury area. However, that does not mean that is the only area of concern.

What can you do? Please inform your friends and neighbors that there has been a positive test for rabies in Greene County and that proper vaccination of all of their pets and hunting dogs needs to be done now!


 

Greene County Department of Public Health Awarded Reaccreditation Designation

Five health departments were awarded reaccreditation status by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) Board on November 16th, 2018.  They are Cherokee County Health Department, Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.

“All of the agencies recently achieving reaccreditation have much to be proud of.  They have not only demonstrated their ability to meet a set of important performance standards, but excelled in many areas.  Through reaccreditation, these agencies demonstrate a strong commitment to continuously work to improve the quality of services provided to their respective communities,” comments Amy Belflower Thomas, NC Local Health Department Accreditation Administrator.

Reaccreditation with Honors designation was awarded to four agencies: Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.  This honorary designation was implemented for the first time in Fall of 2017 to recognize agencies that especially excelled in their accreditation assessment by missing one or less activities within each of five standards set by the NCLHDA program.  The program is especially pleased to see that this special recognition was achieved by such a diverse group of local health departments - including rural, urban, large, and small health departments.

North Carolina is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local health departments.  The purpose of the accreditation program is to assure a basic level of capacity and services in each of the local health departments across the state.

Since the pilot program involving six local health departments began in 2004, all eighty-five health departments have been initially accredited in NC and, as of May 18th, 2018, have been reaccredited at least once.  The process of accreditation includes three major components – a self-assessment completed by the agency, a site visit by a multidisciplinary team of peers to review performance standards, and determination of accreditation status by an independent Accreditation Board comprised of state and local public health officials, Board of Health members, County Commissioners, and public members.

The NC Local Health Department Accreditation program is a collaboration of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors.

Pictured: Chris Dobbins, Accreditation Board Chair. Joy Brock, Agency Accreditation Coordinator & Health Director. Amy B. Thomas, Accreditation Administrator. Tommy Jarrell, Lead Site Visitor.

 

 

Interested in serving on the Board of Health?

The Greene County Board of Health is currently seeking two individuals to serve on the board. We are recruiting for the following vacancies: Registered Nurse and Professional Engineer. Someone that's interested in serving on the board can serve in lieu of the position. You must be a Greene County resident and attend 75% of the meetings. The Greene County Board of Health meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7 p.m. If you're interested in applying, click here for the Board Appointment Form.


 

Job Vacancy - Part-time Public Health Nurse II

Public Health Nurse II (Part-time) Greene County Department of Public Health seeks Public Health Nurse II to work 20 hours per week in a health department clinic setting. The employee in this position will be expected to work 8 hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 4 hours on Thursday mornings. If the nurse applying for this position does not possess a BSN, the nurse will be expected to complete the Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing course in the first year of employment which will be paid for by the employer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
  • Must have knowledge and skills in applying nursing skills, practices and principles.
  • Must have ability to apply public health principles.
  • Must have knowledge of community organization and development.
  • Must be able to work with other organizations and individuals.
  • Must be able to handle all personal contacts with public, fellow employees and representatives from other organizations in courteous, professional and prompt manner.
  • Must have good communication and counseling skills.
  • Must have the ability to interact with patients and maintain rapport

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience: 2 years

Salary: $22.26 - $23.44 per Hour DOE (Depends on Experience)

No applications will be accepted after close of business on November 30, 2018. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and PD-107 (state application) to:

Part-Time Nursing Vacancy
Greene County Department of Public Health
227 Kingold Blvd., Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580

EOE

 


 

Friends of Phillip, (NA) Narcotics Anonymous Group

Meetings are held every Monday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM

at the Hookerton Recreation Park Building

484 Morris BBQ Road

Hookerton, NC 28538

All who want to find peace in recovery are welcome!

 

The Greene County NAranon (for family and friends of people in recovery or active addiction) Group meets every Thursday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM in the same location as listed above.

 

CONTACT: Melissa at (919) 583-3551 for more information.

 

 

Attention WIC Shoppers: NC eWIC is here!

Simple - No more paper! Your NC eWIC card will replace your food instruments.
Safe - Your NC eWIC card will work like a debit card at the checkout.
Convenient - Buy only the foods you need when you shop. See your benefits balance and approved products list on your smartphone.
Learn More - Ask about NC eWIC at your local WIC office. Located at Greene County Department of Public Health, 227 Kingold Boulevard, Snow Hill. Phone (252) 747-3244
Click here for the English flyer. Click here for the Spanish flyer.
 

 


2017 State of the County Health Report

Greene County Department of Public Health is pleased to share the 2017 State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report. This report provides an annual review of the health of our community, tracks progress regarding health priorities and concerns, and identifies new initiatives and emerging issues that affect the health status of Greene County residents.  The information is designed to educate and update community members, community leaders, elected officials and local agencies.  Click here to view the 2017 SOTCH Report.

For more information about how public health is working for you, feel free to contact Joy S. Brock by phone (252) 747-8183 or email joy.brock@greenecountync.gov

County residents are also encouraged to attend regular meetings of the Greene County Board of Health to learn more about public health in the county.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Health is Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Health Department.

 


2015 Community Health Assessment 

The Community Health Assessment process is a four‐year cycle in which local health departments across North Carolina are charged with the responsibility of conducting a Community Health Assessment (CHA) in their respective counties. The CHA is required of public health departments in the consolidated agreement between the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the local public health agency. Furthermore, a CHA is required for local public health department accreditation through the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board (G.S. § 130A-34.1).

Community Health Assessments are the foundation for improving and promoting the health of the community. The role of the assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address those issues. The completed CHA serves as the basis for prioritizing the community’s health needs and culminates in planning to meet those needs.

To view the 2015 Community Health Assessment for Greene County, please click here.

 


 

Community Health & Wellness Resource List

Click here to access the Greene County Community Health & Wellness Resource List

 


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To file a complaint, of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992.  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 (English) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

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For more information regarding public health issues or health department services, contact Joy S. Brock at (252) 747-8183 or joy.brock@greenecountync.gov.