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  1. QuitlineNC To Offer Free Nicotine Patches-May 20-31

    QuitlineNC To Offer Free Nicotine Patches-May 20-31

    Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of death and disability in N.C. and in the U.S. Menthol cigarettes are aggressively promoted in African American communities and are often the first cigarettes used by teens.

  2. Forsyth County Encourages Residents to Plan Now for Hurricane Season

    Forsyth County Encourages Residents to Plan Now for Hurricane Season

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management encourages residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supplies kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November.

  3.  Are you over 50? Survey takers are needed!

    Are you over 50? Survey takers are needed!

    The Health Promotion / Disease Prevention Section of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is seeking community input to identify barriers and other factors hindering adults 50+ years old participation in daily physical activity and community-based programs.

  4. May is Bike Month!

    May is Bike Month!

    Observe Bike Month by participating in one or more of the many activities celebrating cycling. Special bike-focused events that are designed for people of all ages and abilities are taking place all month long.

  5. Support Your Local Farmers Market and Local Food Economy

    Support Your Local Farmers Market and Local Food Economy

    Support the local food economy by buying local at Farmers Markets, Produce Markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Roadside Stands. With summer just around the corner, buying local is the best way to enjoy the fresh seasonal produce.

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The mission of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is to prevent disease and promote a healthy community through regulation, education and partnerships.

Adopted by the Board of Health 10/2/13.

Accredited Health Department 2009-2013

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