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The United States has been recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April since the first observance in 2001. The purpose of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is to increase awareness about sexual assault and educate about prevention to communities across the nation. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the campaign slogan this year is Its timeto talk about it.1 The focal point is to increase child abuse prevention and to promote healthy sexuality. April is the time to join the national discussion to begin talks about healthy adolescent development to prevent and stop the cycle of sexual assault. For more information, please visit the following organizations websites:
National Sexual Violence Resource Center- www.nsvrc.org/saam
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network- www.rainn.org

source : National Sexual Violence Resource Center- www.nsvrc.org/saam



Immunizations

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***Info On Immunizations ***

Are you not sure about what immunizations your child needs to attend daycare or get into the Georgia school system? Click here to find out

From Your Crucial Conversations Team.....Quote of the Week

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."

Chinese Proverb

TB: What You Need To Know

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.
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***Letter For Glenn Hills High School***
***TB Skin Test Permission Form***

GA Regents University Greenblatt Library

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The Georgia Regents University Greenblatt Library is actively partnering with the East Central Public Health District for training and access to bridge a potential information gap between public health partners and vital disaster information resources. Training and resources will focus on the top hazards identified by the local disaster preparedness community.

http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/disaster/


Norovirus : What you Need to Know

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Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Anyone can get infected with norovirus and get sick. Norovirus can be found in your stool (feces) even before you start feeling sick.
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Building Blocks for Baby Program

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The Richmond County Health Departments Building Blocks for Baby program is designed to improve birth outcomes by increasing access to appropriate prenatal care, preventative care, case managers, and home visitation.
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Preventing Pregnancy

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WALK IN CLINIC JUST FOR TEENS, RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT-SOUTH AUGUSTA. HOURS ARE EVERY TUESDAY FROM 8AM TO 10AM AND 1PM TO 3:30PM AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 1PM TO 6PM.

YOU MAY COME ALONE OR BRING A PARENT OR FRIEND.

CONFIDENTIALITY IS THE LAW AND A PRIORITY WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS.

WE OFFER TEENS NO COST OR LOW COST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES.
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Community Health Needs Assessment

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Georgia Health Sciences University, University Hospital and the East Central Health District 6 have partnered to initiate a community health needs assessment, sharing a dynamic and easy-to-use tool to take the temperature of their communitys well-being.

Georgia Health Sciences University website link http://www.georgiahealth.edu/community/chna

GHS Health System/Medical Center website link http://www.mcghealth.org

University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment information website link www.universityhealth.org/cna
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Emergency Preparedness