Tag Archives: Public Health Month

CCPHD stands with FVRC in efforts to prevent child abuse and sexual assault!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month


Yesterday, CCPHD staff joined the Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services (FVRC) team and volunteers at the Stand Together Community Vigil in Pittsboro. Keep up the important work, FVRC!

April is in many ways the “Everything Health-Related Month.” In addition to Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, April is Public Health Month, Tick and Mosquito-borne Disease Awareness Month, and STD Awareness Month. It is also a reminder of how connected all of these issues are and of the important role we as a health department can play in building healthier communities.

We are grateful for the partnerships we have with organizations like FVRC and the many community members, businesses, and groups who have worked with us to build a healthier Chatham.



April is Public Health Month!

Public Health Month is here. From organized walks to open houses to articles in local media and social media, we have you covered. The links below will keep you up to date on activities:


How my life has gone to the dogs…and cats of course

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!


Public Health Month Profile: Meet Melissa

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.


Public Health Month Profile: Meet Sarah

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!