• By Todd Luck
  • Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Forsyth Public Health invites public kudos

April 4-8 is National Public Health Week and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is inviting the public to learn about its numerous services and celebrate its many employees that serve the community throughout the month of April..

Forsyth Public Health is inviting residents to leave kudos for its employees through an anonymous online form at https://bit.ly/PublicHealthKudos. Kudos will be shared with employees and may be posted online.

This year’s theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.” Daily themes for the week cover a wide range of topics that impact public health including racism, accessibility of services, environmental issues and mental wellness.

Forsyth Public Health will be posting about the week on its Facebook page, and will continue to recognize its many clinics and programs for the rest of the month. Public Health’s local services are wide ranging, including immunizations for school children, dental care for adults and children, health inspections, Sexually Transmitted Infection testing, WIC nutrition assistance for mothers and children and much more.

Last year, Forsyth Public Health gave more than 150,000 COVID vaccinations. In addition, during last fiscal year, the department had

  • 3,079 dental visits
  • 1,633 clients screened for STIs
  • 2,357 Food, Lodging and Institutions inspections
  • 69,905 lab tests processed and/or prepared for the state lab
  • 20,628 individual WIC participant education sessions
  • 809 onsite water and wastewater permits (or construction authorizations) issued
  • 286 public pool inspections
  • 21,282 prescriptions dispensed
  • 6,795 birth records and 6,211 death records processed
  • 33,600 communicable disease investigations
Forsyth County Department of Public Health is located at 799 N. Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem. Learn more about its programs and services at https://forsyth.cc/PublicHealth/

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