Health Education

Mission Statement



To provide the health department and the entire local health community with a consensus plan to guide and assist in collectively planning and instituting long-range preventive health care strategies to improve and meet the future community health needs of Davie County's citizens.

Priority Areas:



Project Lazarus-Community-based prescription drug overdose prevention and dug take back program that originated in Wilkes County but is being implemented state-wide to address a growing prescription drug overdose epidemic.

There are 3 permanent medication drop box locations where people can dispose of their medications. These medications can be prescription, vitamins, over-the-counter, etc. No Liquids Please.

The 3 locations are:

Foster Drug Pharmacy, Sheriff's Department, Davie Discount Drug in Cooleemee.

Programs:



Vial of Life program is an organized method of providing EMS personnel with pertinent medical information. Please contact the health department for more information.

Buckle Up Davie- is a car seat program where the Davie County Health Department and EMS are able to help Davie County residents with a child passenger safety seat. Please call 336-753-6750 for more information. The program is by appointment only! Seats are provided by United Way.