GNR Health Departments Lead Interagency Ebola Preparedness Planning Exercise

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Nearly 200 Partner Agency Representatives Participate On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments’ Division of Emergency Preparedness led a preparedness exercise on Ebola Virus Disease response for nearly 200 partner agency representatives at Gwinnett Technical College …

State Health Officials Strengthen Ebola Preparedness Outreach, Urge Enhanced Protection

Posted on October 17th, 2014

Ensuring Georgia’s medical providers, hospitals, and the general public are prepared for the possibility of Ebola infection in Georgia, no matter how remote, is a top priority of Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration. While only two individuals in the U.S. have …

Health Department Closed on Columbus Day

Posted on October 9th, 2014

All Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Department locations will be closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day. All locations will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, October 14. Click here to find a location near …

Red Ribbon Week 2014

Posted on October 6th, 2014

This October 23rd – 31st, take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week®, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. First established by Congress in 1988, the campaign was created to commemorate the life …

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

Every October the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 8 women born …

September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on September 11th, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month, a good time to assess how ready we are for emergencies such as natural disasters.  Many people ask themselves “Why should I be prepared? Won’t someone come to help me?”   Help will come – but …