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Union County, North Carolina

Community Service Programs

Community Service Programs

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness plans and strengthens the public health response to natural and weather related disasters, outbreaks and bio-terrorism events. Public Health Preparedness works closely with local first responders and Emergency Management to ensure a quick response to local, regional and state events. Our program offers preparedness education and training opportunities and provides support to local partners as needed.

Several key areas within Public Health Preparedness are:

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Emily Walmsley

Preparedness Coordinator


ABC Project (About Breast Cancer - Susan G. Komen-funded grant program)

Program offers breast health services and education to women in Union County. Breast Health educational material and presentations are available through the ABC Project. Mammogram services, screening and diagnostic, are scheduled on a first come first serve basis to those women who meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a Union County or Anson County resident
  • Must be uninsured, underinsured and not enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid
  • Must not have had a mammogram screening within the last 12 months
  • Must meet specific financial qualifications (at or below 250% above poverty)

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Maria Laury, ABC Project Coordinator at 704-296-4821.

Child Care Health Consultant Program (CCHC)

Child Care Health Consultants offer expert information, resources and referrals to local child care providers. Through onsite and telephone consultation, health education and technical assistance, CCHCs work with individual child care facilities to help create environments that best support the healthy growth and development of young children. CCHC’s partner with child care providers to:

  • Assess health and safety needs and practices in the child care facility. Work with the Center to help achieve their goals.
  • Develop strategies for inclusion of children with special health care needs.
  • Establish and review health policies and procedures.
  • Manage and prevent injuries and infectious diseases.
  • Review immunization records.
  • Connect families with community health resources and medical homes.
  • Provide health education and training for staff members, families and children.
  • Interpret NC Child Care Rules and National Health and Safety Performance Standards to provide guidance to child care programs.
  • CCHC’s are not responsible for regulating child care facilities.

(Information adapted from NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center website)

For questions, or to request technical assistance, or guidance, contact:

Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC)
Fran Hoover, RN, BSN at 704-282-5058.

Parenting Classes

Come join others and learn how to better use your parenting skills to create happy healthy homes. Sessions are taught in Spanish on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM at scheduled locations within the community. A registration fee of $5.00 is charged. Upon completion a certificate of attendance is provided. Please call for locations and to register. All who love and care for children are welcome.

Maria Laury 704-296-4821

Gustavo Arevalo 704-226-5124

Session Topics:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug, and Poison Prevention
  • Dental Health
  • Effective Discipline
  • Family Literacy
  • Fire Safety in the Home
  • Firearm Safety in the Home
  • What to do When Your Child Gets Sick
  • Nutrition and Fitness

Breast Feeding Peer Counselor

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program is designed to provide mother to mother breastfeeding support and basic breastfeeding education during normal business hours and beyond to WIC Program mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Union County’s breastfeeding peer counselors are bilingual and have completed the North Carolina Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Core Training.

  • WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed are provided information through one on one counseling, group discussions and breastfeeding educational materials.
  • Breastfeeding mothers receive follow-up support through peer counselors.
  • Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
  • Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants receive an enhanced food package.
  • Breastfeeding mothers may be eligible to receive breast pumps or other nursing supplies to help support the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding.

To apply for WIC, call 704-296-4890

If you are enrolled in WIC and seeking breastfeeding support, call 704-296-4899

Where can I find more information about emergency preparedness?

Contact Information

Dennis Joyner
Public Health Director
2330 Concord Ave.
Monroe, NC 28110

Phone: 704-296-4800
Fax: 704-296-4887