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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.

Early County Health Department says "Tip 'n Toss" Click here to check out their video

Article - Tip 'n Toss to prevent spread of Zika in Southwest Health Districtpdf logoApril 1, 2016

News Release - Additional Cases Confirmed in Georgiapdf logoFebruary 25, 2016

Zika Backgroundpdf logo February 4, 2016

Zika Background - Spanishpdf logo February 4, 2016

Zika Virus World Mappdf logo February 4, 2016

New Relsease - First Travel-Related Zika Case Confirmed in Georgiapdf logo February 3, 2016

Zika GPHD Press Releasepdf logo January 29, 2016

Ebola Information

Health information Privacy Q&A pdf logo

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DPH Commissioner Letter to DOE Superintendents Tobacco Letter GA Dept of Public Healthpdf logo

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.


Dougherty County Health Department to offer tetanus shots, disaster resources at health fair on FridayPress Releasepdf logo January 12, 2017

Public Health urges recovery workers and residents to get tetanus vaccinations Press Releasepdf logo January 4, 2017

August is National Immunization Awareness Month Press Releasepdf logo August 15, 2016

"Southwest Georgia is a great place to live, but during the summer, we need to recognize that the weather can affect our health and take appropriate precautions,” said Southwest District Health Director Dr. Charles Ruis." Press Releasepdf logo June 15, 2016

"Wild hogs are nuisances known for ripping up crops, pastures and woodlands, but they also carry infectious diseases, so hunters and others who come into contact with them or their meat should take precautions, says Southwest Health District Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins." Press Releasepdf logo April 27, 2016

"Announcement - Cordele native Dr. Ruis named new Southwest District Health Director" Announcementpdf logo March 16, 2016

The Babies Can't Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families. Each year the Georgia Department of Public Health invites the public to comment on its grant application or policy during a 60-day public comment period. For more information, click here and/or go to http://dph.georgia.gov/bcw-part-c-application March, 4, 2016

"Protect yourself and your loved ones from heart disease and stroke" Press Release pdf logo February 23, 2016

"Calhoun County Health Department - New Hours of Operation beginning December 7, 2015" Press Release pdf logo December 4, 2015

"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

Wildfire Factsheet pdf logo

Chicken Pox Fact sheet pdf logo

Radiation Emergencies (CDC)

CDC Pertussis Fast Facts

Quit line announcement 2013QS logo

CenteringPregnancy® – read more

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

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