Last September, my fellow Health Promotion Coordinator Meredith Stewart wrote a wonderful blog entitled “What Is CTG?”. In that blog, she introduced the work that the Chatham County Public Health Department is currently doing as part of the state-wide Community Transformation Project (CTG). In that blog, Meredith did a great job explaining the who, what, when, where and why of CTG, so if you’re new to CTG or need a refresher, I highly recommend giving it a read. (Here.)
So, today I’m not going to repeat what Meredith said, instead I’m writing to update you on our progress. In the past six months, we’ve made a lot of great strides in the three CTG target areas: healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free living. Read on about our CTG efforts!
Autism is a complex development disability that usually appears during the first three years of a child’s life. It affects the child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012 1 of 88 children born in the United States were diagnosed with autism, and 1 of 54 diagnosed were boys.
There is no known single cause of autism. Brain scans of individuals diagnosed with autism show differences in the shape and structure of the brain as compared to normally developing children. Researchers are currently exploring a variety of factors that may contribute to autism including heredity, genetics, environmental and medical conditions. What are the early signs of autism?
Story of animal control and sheltering professionals
Hello, my name is Leigh Anne Garrard and I am the Animal Control Director. I am one of a staff of 7 Animal Service employees here with the Chatham County Public Health Department. We are composed of three animal control officers, one lead officer, myself, and two shelter staff. Between the 7 of us we run the shelter and answer service requests from the public. Learn more about Leigh Anne and the team at Animal Control!
Does Your Favorite Restaurant Make the Grade?
My name is Melissa Alston and I am the administrative support for the Food and Lodging Section of Environmental Health at the Chatham County Public Health Department. I have worked in the Environmental Health Division for 8 years. Click here to read about how Melissa helps Chatham residents.
Health Promotion Coordinator Brings Health Department to the Community
Hi, my name is Sarah Weller and I’m one of three Health Promotion Coordinators. Here at the Chatham County Health Department, there are three Health Promotion Coordinators, including myself, and my coworkers Jennifer Park and Meredith Stewart. Who is Sarah Weller? Click here to read on!