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New Hanover County earns award from N.C. Association of County Commissioners

Posted August 18, 2022 at 2:12 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthStrategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – During its 115th annual conference last week, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) presented New Hanover County with an Excellence in Innovation Award recognizing … Read More »

New Hanover County monitors monkeypox, offers vaccinations and education to reduce risk

Posted August 11, 2022 at 3:50 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services’ Public Health and Pandemic Operations teams have been monitoring the current global outbreak of monkeypox, what it means … Read More »

Pandemic Operations Center to offer Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

Posted August 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Pandemic Operations Center will begin offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, August 4. Novavax has been granted Emergency Use Authorization from … Read More »

WIC offers breastfeeding support, helps families meet nutritional needs

Posted August 3, 2022 at 9:00 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The first week of August marks World Breastfeeding Week, an international event highlighting the benefits of mother’s breastfeeding their newborn children. Here in New Hanover … Read More »

West Nile Virus identified locally, preventative measures recommended

Posted July 29, 2022 at 3:50 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – West Nile Virus has been identified through laboratory testing as the cause of a recent case of encephalitis in a New Hanover County resident. “This virus … Read More »

New Hanover County COVID metrics remain elevated, interventions encouraged

Posted July 29, 2022 at 9:38 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County is continuing to see the impacts of the latest COVID-19 variant, with rising case rates and impacts on the local medical system. … Read More »

New Hanover County recognized with 10 National Achievement Awards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – For the seventh straight year, New Hanover County has been honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with Achievement Awards that recognize various programs … Read More »

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Now Available

Posted July 18, 2022 at 10:00 am     Category: 911 CommunicationsNews ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC –  A new three-digit number – 988 – is now live for anyone in the nation to call and be connected to the existing National Suicide Prevention … Read More »

Rate of COVID cases keeps New Hanover County at a Medium CDC Level

Posted July 15, 2022 at 9:45 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Health professionals are seeing BA.5, the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, continue to be the dominant viral strain across the country and its presence is … Read More »

CDC Community Level elevated to Medium for New Hanover County

Posted July 8, 2022 at 11:00 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Following the July 4 holiday weekend, New Hanover County’s COVID-19 metrics have reached Medium CDC Community Level benchmarks as viral spread has significantly increased in … Read More »

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