Public Health News and Announcements

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  1. More Healthy Benefits for Seniors at Farmers Markets

    Mecklenburg County is participating in the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

  2. Residential Pools for Short Term Rentals Forbidden in Mecklenburg County

    Public Health leaders are warning the community that short-term rentals of residential swimming pools are not allowed in Mecklenburg County. 

  3. Whooping Cough Warning in Mecklenburg County

    Public Health leaders are seeing a worrisome trend, an increase in pertussis or whooping cough cases in Mecklenburg County. Some counties in the western part of North Carolina are seeing outbreaks of pertussis.

  4. Public Health Leader Angela Lee Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Mecklenburg County congratulates Angela Lee, retired Assistant Health Director, on being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Lee retired in December 2023 after a 30-year career in public health that helped improve the health and well-being of communities across North Carolina. 

  5. Behavioral Health Strategy: Residents Can Comment on Plan to Address Mental Health and Substance Use

    Mecklenburg County has completed a draft of a behavioral health strategic plan and invites residents to review and offer comments, especially people with lived experience, family members, and service providers. Behavioral health generally refers to mental health and substance use disorders, life stressors and crises, and stress-related physical symptoms. In recent years, Mecklenburg County has identified behavioral health as a priority for improving the well-being of residents. 

  6. Mecklenburg County Offering Free Community Workshops for Mental Wellness

    As a spotlight on Mental Health Awareness Month, Public Health’s Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) II team will offer a wide array of educational opportunities throughout May to build mental well-being. 

  7. Inaugural Black Maternal Health Conference Collaboration for Public Health

    Public Health spotlighted National Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) with an event partnership with Care Ring in the 2024 Black Maternal Health Conference.

  8. Celebrating National Public Health Week

    Public Health employees celebrated a weeklong spotlight on their work on April 1 - 7. Each day of the week focused on a different aspect of service related to public health.   

  9. Public Health Director to Lead National Organization

    Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington is the new chair for Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC), a national forum of leaders from 35 of the country’s largest health departments. 

  10. Two Mecklenburg County Leaders Rank Among Top Young Professionals in Charlotte Area

    Dr. Raynard Washington, Mecklenburg County Public Health director, and Shahid Rana, deputy director of the Office of Economic Development, have been named 40 Under 40 leaders by the Charlotte Business Journal.