Carter County Health Department participating in Child Health Month

Published 4:49 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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The Carter County Health Department is proud to participate in Child Health Month in October by promoting several focus areas of child health including tobacco and substance abuse prevention, promoting healthy eating habits, social and emotional health, and preventing childhood trauma.
“It’s extremely important that we take the opportunity during Child Health Month to highlight the important resources available to help keep all of our children healthy and thriving,” said Caroline Chinouth, Carter County Health Department Director. “
The Carter County Health Department offers routine childhood Immunizations as well as Flu and COVID-19 vaccines, lead screening, vision and hearing screens, nutrition services, and dental services for children. The Tennessee Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is also available and provides healthy supplemental foods and infant formula, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support.  Another resource offered by the Carter County Health Department is the Community Health Access and Navigation in Tennessee (CHANT) program.  CHANT provides resources for children with special needs and assists families who need assistance in connecting with a primary care provider so that they can receive Well Child Exams on time.
Local Child Health Month activities happening in Carter County include the following:
Pediatric Fair: Say BOO to the Flu on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 12:00-3:00 pm at Medical Care, located at 1500 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton TN 37643
For more information on Child Health Month visit to find all CHM activities and events in your community or call the Carter County Health Department for more information at 423-543-2521.

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