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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


Where can I find more information about emergency preparedness?

Breast Feeding Peer Counselor

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to promote the health of infants, children and women throughout their life. Click here to learn more about our breastfeeding program.

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.

Community Engagement and Health Education

Community Engagement offers programs on a variety of health topics to community groups, schools, church groups and worksites in Union County.

Contact Information

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

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