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HEALTH LINKS

Live Healthy Georgia (http://www.livehealthygeorgia.org/) - In an effort to help the people of Georgia live healthier lives and to reduce the burden of chronic disease and other illnesses, Governor Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) have joined forces by launching the Live Healthy Georgia campaign.

MyPyramid Tracker (http://www.mypyramid.org/tracker.php) - An online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.

Healthfinder (http://www.healthfinder.gov/) - US Department of Health & Human Services government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

American Cancer Society Prevention & Early Detection(http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/ped_1.asp) - What you eat and drink, how you live, where you work . . . all these factors can affect your risk for cancer. Find out more about these risks and what you can do to minimize them.

American Heart Association HeartHub for Patients (http://www.hearthub.org/) - Patient portal for information, tools and resources about cardiovasculat disease and stroke.

American Lung Association (http://www.lungusa.org/) - Information on programs and strategies for improving lung health and fighting lung disease.

Starlight Children's Foundation (http://www.starlight.org/home.aspx) - Starlight offers a comprehensive menu of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings that enable them to provide ongoing support for children and families - from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment.

Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services (http://claytoncountyga.gov/ccdfcs) - Assistance to families and individuals in providing
the care, protection and experiences essential to their well being.

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LINKS

Red Cross (www.redcross.org/) - Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work, and in your community. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home.

Center for Disease Control (www.bt.cdc.gov/preparedness/) - The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts or terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with disasters of all kinds. For more information log onto the CDC's web page.

Clayton County Emergency Management (www.ccfes.org) - Clayton County Emergency Management coordinates the efforts of Clayton County in preparing for and responding to major emergencies and disasters. Contact this office for information on joining CERT and other emergency preparedness information in Clayton County.

Centers for Diseas Control Fact Sheets on Specific Bioterrorism Agentshttp://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/factsheets.asp

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LINKS

The following are links to various agencies which regulate, offer guidance, or provide reliable information regarding On-Site Sewage Management Systems.

Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) - www.georgiaeh.us

Clayton County Water Authority - www.ccwa.us

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) - www.dnr.state.ga.us

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - www.epa.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - www.cdc.gov/environmental

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWPD) - www.northgeorgiawater.com

University of Georgia - www.ugaonsite.com

Clayton County Community Development - claytoncountyga.gov/departments/community-development.aspx

Conserve Water Georgia - www.conservewatergeorgia.net