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.
 

Michael Rhodes, Director

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Control Update 9/28/2018

Greene County Department of Public Health mosquito abatement program will begin spraying and larvaciding for mosquito's this Saturday, September 29, 2018. The mosquito abatement process will begin in the areas of the county that have been determined to have the highest counts of mosquito's at this time. Bee Keepers have been or are currently being notified of this spraying effort. We are beginning this process now since Greene County has been added to the Emergency Disaster Area listing and know we will receive reimbursement through the State of North Carolina and hopefully FEMA for this mosquito abatement effort.

 


 

Governor Cooper Orders Mosquito Control for Disaster Counties

 
RALEIGH: Due to the increased populations of mosquitoes caused by flooding from Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper today ordered $4 million to fund mosquito control efforts in counties currently under a major disaster declaration.
 
Those counties include: Bladen, Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson.
 
“To help local communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, I’ve directed state funds for mosquito control efforts to protect people who live in hard-hit areas.” Gov. Cooper said.
 
Funding will allow control efforts to begin as soon as Thursday. Each county’s allocation will be based upon their share of the total acreage requiring mosquito treatment in the 27 counties. None of the counties will be asked to share in the cost for these services up to their specific allocation amount. They will have the flexibility to determine the most appropriate means to provide this service.
 
“I’m grateful to Governor Cooper for taking this action to allow us to provide a critical public health service,” said Craven County Health Director Scott Harrelson. “This has been a serious issue for our county and many others impacted by Hurricane Florence.”
 
Increased mosquito populations often follow a hurricane or any weather event that results in large-scale flooding. While most mosquitoes that emerge after flooding do not transmit human disease, they still pose a public health problem by discouraging people from going outside and hindering recovery efforts. 
 
Although rare, the most commonly reported mosquito-borne illnesses that can be acquired in North Carolina are LaCrosse encephalitis, West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis. Nearly 70 percent of mosquito-borne infections reported in the state in 2017 were acquired during travel outside the continental U.S.
 
While outdoors, peoples should remember to:
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors.
  • Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET or an equivalent when outside and use caution when applying to children.
More information on protective measures to reduce the risk of mosquito bites is available online at ncdhhs.gov/hurricane-florence-mosquitoes.
 

Mosquito Control flyer in PDF - click here

 


 

Hurricane Florence: Mosquitoes

 

Large populations of mosquitoes can emerge days to weeks after heavy rains or flooding, like Hurricane Florence. Areas of standing water can also increase the number of mosquitoes. Most are ‘nuisance’ mosquitoes, but some can carry viruses that may cause illnesses such as La Crosse encephalitis, West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis.

The types of mosquitoes that can spread viruses may increase from two weeks up to two months after a hurricane, especially in areas that did not flood but received more rainfall than usual.

To protect yourself from mosquito bites and vector-borne diseases:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors.
  • Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET or an equivalent when outside and use caution when applying to children.
  • Dress children in clothing that covers their arms and legs.
  • Cover cribs, strollers and baby carriers with mosquito netting.
  • Reapply insect repellent as directed; If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.
  • Install or repair screens on windows and doors, and use air conditioning if possible.
  • Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites: Learn more from the CDC.
  • Prevent mosquito-borne diseases: Learn more from DHHS’ Division of Public Health.

 

3rd Annual

BBQ FOR PAWS

 
RESCHEDULED DATE
OCTOBER 26TH & 27TH, 2018
 
ELANEY WOODS FARMERS MARKET
470 KINGOLD BLVD. SNOW HILL, NC

A WHOLE HOG COOKING COMPETITION TO BENEFIT THE GREENE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER AND GREENE COUNTY RESCUE GROUPS.

FEATURING SIXTEEN OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA’S PREMIER PIT MASTERS INCLUDING 2017 NC STATE CHAMPION (KEVIN PETERSON) AND THE REIGNING TWO-TIME NC PIT MASTER OF THE YEAR (CHRIS FINERAN)

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH

12:00 PM COOKS AND VENDORS ARRIVING
3:00 PM VENDORS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
7:00 PM COOKS MEETING
8:00 PM LIVE MUSIC FROM THE FANTASTIC HOBGOOD
PLAYERS FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE SONGS FROM
PATSY CLINE, GEORGE JONES, LORETTA LYNN, MERLE HAGGARD, REBA McENTIRE, CONWAY TWITTY & MANY OTHERS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

8:00 AM JUDGING BEGINS
10:00 AM AWARDS CEREMONY
11:00 AM BBQ PLATES WITH POTATOES, SLAW, AND HUSHPUPPIES
AVAILABLE FOR $8.00. ONE POUND CONTAINERS OF BBQ AVAILABLE FOR $10.00
 
FOR TICKET INFORMATION, CALL BOBBY GLOSSIP (252) 717-0419, IVEY SMITH (252) 714-9581, OR SUSAN ANDREWS (252) 714-5812.

 


 

Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness and

Recovery Guidance Manual

Click here

 

Initial Restoration of Flood Damaged Buildings - click here

Safety Considerations for Damaged Buildings - click here

Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures - click here

 

 


 

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."

To view the complete Nondiscrimination Statement in English and Spanish, please click here.

 


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