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elcome to the Southwest Health District, a 14

county public health district serving over 300,000

citizens. Our mission is to prevent disease, injury and

disability; promote health and well-being; and prepare for

and respond to disasters.

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Congratulations to the Terrell County School System, which has joined other school systems in our District and across the state in adopting a 100% Tobacco Free Campus policy. Click here to check them out on Facebook

Attention: Job Seekers! To find out about available positions with the Southwest Health District, including its 14 county health departments, please go to the pull-down menu above and select Resources, then click on Jobs and Opportunties. Job listings there are updated regularly.


"Seniors 65 and older, pregnant women and adults with medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer are among those most at risk of severe complications from flu – and should get vaccinated now, says Southwest District Health District Interim Health Director Dr. Lawton Davis." Press Reslease pdf logo September 24, 2015

"In past years, August has been the most active month for West Nile virus infections in Southwest Health District, so District Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins is urging residents to take precautions against the mosquito-borne illness." Press Release pdf logo August 7, 2015

"While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidents of many serious infectious diseases, vaccinations rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals, says Southwest Health District Immunization Coordinator Rebecca Snow." Press Release pdf logo August 3, 2015

"Southwest Health District’s 14 county health departments are now accepting Aetna, Cigna and Coventry for the full scope of its services – family planning; sexually-transmitted disease evaluation and treatment; child health, adult health and women’s health; immunizations (both adult and children); and tuberculosis skin tests." Press Release pdf logo July 17, 2015

"Public Health and CDC join forces with tobacco prevention campaign - Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year, says Ebonee Kirkwood, a Southwest Georgia Health District specialist in epidemiology and health promotions." Press Release pdf logo July 13, 2015

We in Public Health urge families to take the proper steps to ensure fun doesn’t turn to tragedy as a result of unintentional drowning, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant." Press Release pdf logo May 20, 2015

"ALBANY, GA—Good intentions turned into tragedy when a Southwest Georgia resident using an on-line service adopted a dog that turned out to have rabies" Press Release April 1, 2015

"Public Health plans activities for Kick Butts Day on March 18" Press Release pdf logo March 9, 2015

"Getting an immunization may not be fun, but it is over quickly; while diseases last much longer, says Southwest Health District Immunization Coordinator Rebecca Snow" Press Release pdf logo February 25, 2015

"IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BABIES CAN’T WAIT PROGRAM"2.18.15 Part C Grant Application pdf logo 2.18.15 Public Comment News Release Grant FFY 2015pdf logo February 18, 2015

"Why many adults should get their measles shot – again." Article Link February 5, 2015

"Give heart disease in women a red light by raising awareness on first Friday in February Each year, one in three women die of heart disease and stroke, and the numbers in Southwest Health District are that high or even higher, particularly among women of color, said Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. Press Release pdf logo Janaury 29, 2015

"For Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Public Health Urges Women to get Screened and Vaccinated "Around 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually, and approximately a third of them will die as a result of the cancer," said Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. Press Release pdf logo Janaury 9, 2015

Learn more about Cervical Cancer Here Flyer pdf logo Janaury 9, 2015

Public Health urges women to learn risk factors of breast cancer "One in eight American women develop breast cancer each year, so knowing if you are at risk, taking steps to lower your risk and getting screened regularly helps women find breast cancer early – when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms, says Southwest Georgia Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. Press Release pdf logo October 9, 2014

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CDC Pertussis Fast Facts

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Free "text4baby" campaign sends health information to new and expectant moms

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