Tuesday May 19, 2015

A Special Board of Health meeting will be held to review the preliminary FY2016 budget and to discuss a long-term plan for the revenue acquired through the sale of our Home Health Agency.
The meeting is Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Mayland Community College in the Board room.

Prevent Type 2 diabetes with the Wise Steps: Path to Diabetes Prevention

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition. It can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.

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Your Opinions!

Mitchell Yancey Partnership for Children is exploring ways to better serve preschool age children living in Mitchell and Yancey counties.

We need your help!

Do you have young children, ages birth to 5 years? If they are NOT enrolled in full-time, licensed child care, we want to hear from you. By going to the link below and answering the questions, you will help us understand the needs of children. So, please take time to complete the survey. We value your privacy, so all information will be kept private and no personal information will be shared with anyone outside of the research team.

Thank You for your help!
We really want to know what you think!

Take the Survey

At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $100 Ingles Gift Card.
Please return your survey by April 15th to be eligible to win!

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Simpson at 828-682-0047;

NCDHHS Ebola Information

North Carolina's health care community is ready to identify and respond to a case of Ebola.

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Welcome to The Toe River Health District. Serving Avery, Mitchell & Yancey Counties

Our Mission

Awareness & Access to Care

To assure the conditions allowing the people of Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties to be healthy. Our mission is accomplished through an organized community effort focusing on: health promotion, disease prevention, education and awareness, access to and provision of care, and quality and value.

Our Goal

Protect & Improve Health

To protect and improve the health of the citizens of Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties and to maintain a healthy environment. We provide the services mandated by statutes or regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and other services as approved by the Toe River Health District Board of Health.

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Toe River Health District is an equal opportunity provider. Services are available to all who may benefit and who meet regulatory requirements regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, socioeconomic level, marital status, source of payment, political affiliation, number of pregnancies, DNR/Advanced Directive status, or diagnostic status.

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