County Offices closed Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday Holiday

Iredell County Offices will be closed Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of the Good Friday Holiday. County offices will reopen Monday, April 21.

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Register for ICPRD Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for our summer day camp programs, Camp Iredell and Camp Iredell Adventures!

Camp Iredell is for ages 5-11, Camp Iredell Adventures is for age 11-13.

These camps will travel at least 4 days a week (weather permitting), to include trips such as science centers, baseball games, movies, bowling, animal parks, and many other exciting activities. Adventures also includes activities such as rafting, canoeing, hiking, climbing, and the ropes challenge course.

Daily drop-off and pick-up available in Statesville (East Elem) or Mooresville (Mt. Mourne School). Choose your location when you register! Sites open at 7am, closes at 6pm.

See our website to register, or for additional information, including dates, prices, the parent handbook/information packet, and FAQs.

http://www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/Recreation/camps.aspx

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Job Listing – PERMITTING SPECIALIST

new job listing for Central Permitting – PERMITTING SPECIALIST

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Job Listing – DEPUTY SHERIFF – SERGEANT

new job listing for Sheriff’s Office – DEPUTY SHERIFF – SERGEANT

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Rabies Alert

This is a very important message from Iredell County Animal Services who has confirmed another case of rabies. This case involved a raccoon in the area of Midway Rd off Wilkesboro Hwy just north of Statesville.

Pets are not protected from rabies until 28 days after their first rabies vaccination.

Please be alert and do not make contact with any stray or wild animals.

Rabies vaccinations are available from 10:30am-5:00pm Monday thru Friday and 10:00 am-2:00pm on Saturdays at the Animal Shelter on Bristol Drive for $10 with no appointment necessary.Citations of $75.00 per animal will be given to anyone without a current rabies vaccination for their animals.

Pets or stray animals with suspected exposure to rabies should be reported to Iredell County Animal Services and Control at (704) 878-5335.

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GIS Map Tip – Map Themes

GIS Map Tip – Map Themes

The Iredell.ConnectGIS website contains multiple Map Themes.  These Map Themes provide additional map layers to view besides those available by default. For example, by changing the Map Theme from “Tax Map” to “Planning Map” you will get access to Topography and Zoning layers.

GIS Map Themes

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Job Listing – SOCIAL WORKER I / A & T INVESTIGATIONS – CHILDREN’S SERVICE TEAM

new job listing for Social Services – SOCIAL WORKER I / A & T INVESTIGATIONS – CHILDREN’S SERVICE TEAM

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Job Listing – SOCIAL WORKER I / A & T CASE MANAGER / CHILDREN’S SERVICE TEAM

new job listing for Social Services – SOCIAL WORKER I / A & T CASE MANAGER / CHILDREN’S SERVICE TEAM

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Public Health Week Raises Awareness

NEWS RELEASE

April 3, 2014
Contact: Liz Crawford, Public Information Officer
704-878-5337 Office
704-832-2396 Fax
lcrawford@co.iredell.nc.us

Public Health Week Raises Awareness

The Iredell County Health Department (ICHD) recognizes National Public Health Week (April 6th -12th) by reminding the public about the role public health has in all our lives. If you have ever drank water, eaten at a restaurant, worn a seatbelt, received a vaccine, or enjoyed clean air at a tobacco-free park/restaurant/ public area, then your life has been directly impacted by public health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), most people don’t realize everywhere public health is in their daily life. When the average person is asked what public health is, their reply is often limited to: “healthcare for low-income families.”   CDC′s Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century was created to remind us of how far we′ve come, how we got here, and exactly what public health is: the active protection of our nation′s health and safety, credible information to enhance health decisions, and partnerships with community groups and local organizations to promote good health.

The 20th Century’s Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the United States

Public health is credited with adding 25 years to the life expectancy of people in the United States in this century.

(Source: http://www.whatispublichealth.org, courtesy of CDC’s MMWR Web Page)

In addition to extending life expectancy, public health is a proven return on investment: Healthy people cost less. By keeping people healthy, public health investments show dividends. When we invest in health programs, everyone benefits.

From the international stage down to federal, state and local health departments, the context of people’s lives is continuously being explored in order to fully diagnose and evaluate intersections of issues that impact a community’s overall wellness. It takes a lot of coordination to ensure the health of the public. Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop had it right when he stated, “health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time.”

Local health departments play a vital role in the big picture of public health by working hands on with partners, agencies and individuals living in their communities.  ICHD is no exception to this and has been serving Iredell County for nearly 70 years.  The mission of ICHD is to promote and protect the community, personal and environmental health.  ICHD is in a continuous partnership with the public in order to succeed in this mission and achieve a healthier community. 

There are a variety of services offered and focus areas that ICHD works on in order to effectively serve Iredell County residents.  In addition to providing quality clinical, dental and environmental health services, ICHD is also continuously working in the fields of emergency preparedness, disaster management, health promotion and community health planning to ensure the health and well-being of Iredell County residents.

This year’s Public Health Week theme, Health Starts Here, is split into 5 different themes that will be featured on a local level throughout the month. Stay tuned for more!

For more information on any Iredell County Health Department services, locations and hours, please visit http://www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/Health or call (704)878-5300 (Statesville) or (704) 664-5281 (Mooresville).

For information on making monetary/ product donations to the health department, visit http://www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/Health/forms/Donation_Form.pdf

Iredell County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Iredell County Health Department welcomes input about programs, services and public health issues.  To provide input, e-mail nrife@co.iredell.nc.us.

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Job Listing – PROCESSING ASSISTANT III – CLERICAL UNIT RECEPTIONIST

new job listing for Social Services – PROCESSING ASSISTANT III – CLERICAL UNIT RECEPTIONIST

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