Health Department

Teen Vaping and Lung Disease

What We Know So Far:

• As of October 8th, 2019, 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 1 U.S territory have reported approximately 1,299 cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes.

• 26 deaths has been confirmed in 21 states.

• CDC has received complete sex and age data on 1,043 cases: 70% of cases are male; median age of patients is 24 years and ranges from 13-75 years. 80% of patients are under 35 years old, making this a teen and adult problem

Download Teen Vaping & Lung Disease: What's the Problem? (PDF)

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Evening Clinics

The health department offers Evening Clinics on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and run from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Appointments for Family Health Services may be made by calling 704-216-8782 and for WIC by calling 704-216-8797. Care Managers are available and offer services during Evening Clinic hours. Appointments for other health department services (Prenatal, Immunizations) during our regular hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) may also be made during the Evening Clinics by calling the Appointment Desk at 704-216-8782.

Horario Vespertino de la Clinica - Estamos ofreciendo citas de 5:00 de la tarde a las 6:30 de la tarde el segundo y cuarto Martes de cada mes. Numero para hacer citas en espanol 704-216-8791.

Download Evening Clinics Flyer (PDF)

2018 Rowan County Community Health Needs Assessment

During the past year, Rowan County Public Health Department, Healthy Rowan, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and Rowan County United Way joined together to assess and analyze the health and well-being of our community. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health provided their expertise and support to lead the assessment and reporting process. From the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) will come the development of Community Health Action Plans. The health department's focus for these plans will be on the areas of Substance Use (including Mental Health), and Healthy Lifestyles. 

Download the Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF)

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