Environmental Health

Message From Ray King, District Director of Environmental Health:ray.jpg
Exactly what is environmental health? Most people are surprised to learn of all the different things we do. We enforce regulations but we also provide many services to the public. We are part of public health but overlap with areas of environmental protection. You might find us inspecting a restaurant, giving advice to a homeowner on asbestos or lead paint, investigating a complaint, issuing a septic system permit, interviewing a victim of West Nile, reviewing a subdivision, sending off the head of a raccoon for rabies testing, and many more activities. We’ve come a long way from the days when most of environmental health concerned simple sanitation.

Contact Ray King: Ray.King@dph.ga.gov

For additional information and printable forms visit your County Environmental Health Office page:
Cherokee | Fannin | Gilmer | Murray | Pickens | Whitfield

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District Programs

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Babies Can't Wait

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Need More Information?
Please contact your local Babies Can’t Wait office at: 706-529-5763 or toll free 1-888-276-1558

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Dentistry Recruitment Program

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Advantages of working with Public Health dentistry:

  • You have no overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, staff wages, etc.
  • You can choose from an array of benefits including life, health, dental, legal and vision insurance.
  • Short and long term disability insurance.
  • Paid sick leave and vacation leave.
  • Paid malpractice insurance.
  • Forgiveness of dental school loans.
  • Compensation for CEU’s

To learn more about a specific county's clinic view the links below.

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Emergency Preparedness

 
Are you ready for an emergency?
family home 2Natural disasters, like widespread epidemics, earthquakes and flooding, or man-made ones, such as fire or explosions, can happen without warning. Being prepared for emergencies can greatly lessen injury and loss of life or property. The North Georgia Health District is part of the emergency preparedness network in each of our counties - Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield - and we are coordinating plans with our partners to make our communities better prepared for disaster.

It's too late to prepare once a disaster strikes. Getting yourself and your family informed on proper safety procedures and securing a few easy-to-acquire supplies ahead of time can go a long way towards easing the impact of a disaster or emergency. Learn how to create your own disaster plan by visiting ready.ga.gov and by also clicking on the resources down below.

Our Mission
 
  • David Huskey and Darryl in Camden CoTo coordinate and/or deliver public health services in response to terrorism, natural disasters, or other public health emergencies.
  • To facilitate and/or seek private resources to: Supplement disrupted or over burdened services; Relieve the suffering and trauma of victims

Our Vision

FanninDrill croppedThe Emergency Preparedness office will assist with and/or deliver plans, policies, operating procedures, assessment tools and training/education to establish and promote emergency preparedness/readiness in our organization and community.

 

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Vital Records

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Health Departments

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Cherokee County Health Department

Cherokee HD BrochureView our Brochure (pdf)The Cherokee County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Cherokee County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

Our Services

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Fannin County Health Department

The Fannin County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Fannin County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

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Gilmer County Health Department

The Gilmer County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Gilmer County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.
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Murray County Health Department

murray_nurseThe Murray County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Murray County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

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Pickens County Health Department

The Pickens County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Pickens County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

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Whitfield County Health Department

The Whitfield County Health Department is an integral part of the quality health care system in Whitfield County, and provides core public health services and innovative health care solutions for residents of our community. The Health Department works to protect and improve the health of all citizens and to make our community a safe and healthy place to live.

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Press Room

For more information concerning an item in the press room you may contact:
Jennifer King
Public Information Officer
Jennifer.King@dph.ga.gov
Phone: 706-529-5757 ext. 3191

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Media Releases

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Hot Topics

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Uncategorised

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