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Graham County Department of Public Health


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-What is Public Health?
-History/Purpose of Graham County Public Health
-Mission & Vision
-Board of Health
-Contact Information
-Hours of Operation
-Management Team
-Local List for Medical Providers
-Community Health Assessment
-State of the County Health Report 2013
-State of the County Health Report 2014
-Community Health Improvement Plan
-Notice of Privacy Practices
-Graham County Health Rankings

 

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Public Health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities. Public Health is a network of individuals working together to improve the lives and health of all citizens through healthy lifestyles, education, prevention and treatment of disease and research.

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Public health evokes different images for different people, and, even to the same people, it can mean different things in different contexts.  Public health saves lives, jobs, and contributes to the local economy.  Prevention is the basis for the 10 essential services for public health.  Healthy active children learn and achieve better while a healthy society is a working society.  Each of these statements leads us to the understanding of the North Carolina public health phrase:  Everyday, Everybody, Everywhere.  This emphasizes the fact that everyone is affected by public health on a daily basis.

 

The Graham County Health Department was established in 1936.  On October 8, 2007, a new facility was opened at 21 South Main Street and the Health Department became the Graham County Department of Public Health.  The primary goal of the Public Health Department is to provide preventive health programs, services and leadership which will encourage and promote personal, environmental, and community health.  The staff is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals offering a variety of services.

The Public Health Department operates under the direction of the Graham County Board of Health and the Health Director.  It is also affiliated with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, from which it receives technical assistance, guidance and financial support.

The financial budget is authorized by the Board of Health and approved by the Graham County Board of Commissioners and includes funding from Federal, State, Local, Private Fees and Grants.  The budget is approved annually and has a fiscal year of July 1 to June 30. 

 

-Mission-The mission of the Graham County Department of Public Health is to provide compassionate, individualized quality health care by a caring, professional staff, specifically trained to meet the needs of all our citizens and to continually monitor, anticipate and respond to community health problems, with emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and accessibility.
-Vision-To be recognized leaders in Public Health, increasing equity and efficiency to build a healthy future for all people.

 

North Carolina General Statute 130A-35(a) states that a county board of health shall be the policymaking, rule-making and adjudicatory body for a county health department. 

- Karen Anderson
- Alan Carver
- Melba Millsaps
- Meghan Smith
- Anthony Ditmore
- Dirk Cody
- Claudine Gibson
- Samantha Cody
- Dr. Angela Rogers
- Kerry Rogers
- Connie Orr, Commissioner

The Graham County Board of Health hold regular meetings on the first Monday of the months of March, June, September and December except that if a regular meeting day is a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held the following Monday.  The meeting shall be held at 21 South Main Street, Robbinsville, North Carolina, Department of Public Health and shall begin at 6:00 pm.

 

Graham County Department of Public Health
21 South Main Street (A)
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone:  828-479-7900
Fax:  828-479-6956

Environmental Health
21 South Main Street (A)
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone:  828-479-6232
Fax:  828-479-6956

Dental Office
21 South Main Street (A)
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone:  828-479-7901
Fax:  828-479-7902

 

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Directions
From the East:
Follow I-40 West; Turn right on exit 27 at US-74 West (signs for US-19/US-23/Clyde/Waynesville) approx. 48 miles; Turn right at North Carolina Hwy 28 North approx. 11.4 miles; Turn left at North Carolina 143 West/Sweetwater Road approx. 8.8 miles; Turn left at Rodney Orr ByPass (second red light) approx. 0.2 miles; turn right onto County Road 1106/East Main Street (first light) approx. 0.3 miles; turn left on County Road 1127/South Main Street (at stop sign); first drive on left.

From the West:
Follow US 129 North; turn left on US 129 North/Tallulah Road (Topton, NC area, cross bridge for railroad) approx. 11.3 miles; turn left onto County Road 1106/East Main Street (first light) approx. 0.3 miles; turn left on County Road 1127/South Main Street (at stop sign); first drive on left.

 

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch

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