Lowndes hosts Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Release: Legacy Behavioral Health Services and the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners have partnered to host several Mental Health First Aid Trainings (MHFA) for our community members. The MHFA training is designed for participants who work…

Georgia provided $889K by HHS for COVID-19 response

Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Provides Georgia $889,375 to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts in Underserved Communities As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, recently the U.S. Department of Health…

Lowndes Health Department hosting Back-To-School Bash

Don’t Wait to Schedule Immunization Appointments VALDOSTA - Lowndes County Health Department encourages parents to not wait until the last minute to get their child’s back to school vaccinations. To make the process easier for parents,…

DPH will soon end COVID-19 dashboard updates

Release: COVID-19 Daily Status Report and COVID Vaccine Dashboard Updates JUNE 29, 2021 NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2021  COVID-19 Daily Status Report and COVID Vaccine Dashboard Updates Atlanta – Effective July 1, 2021, the…

DCH extends postpartum Medicaid to six months

Release: CMS Approves Georgia’s Postpartum Medicaid Extension for New Mothers APRIL 21, 2021 Atlanta, GA - Recently, Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) announced the state’s “Georgia Postpartum Extension” section…

Mosquito-borne illness EEE reported in Valdosta

Release: EEE Detected in Lowndes County Mosquito Bite Prevention Key to Preventing Illness VALDOSTA – A mosquito pool in Lowndes County has tested positive for EEE and the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District…

Goodwill and SHD host a joint community resource…

Release: Valdosta Goodwill Career Center To Host Drive-Thru Employment And Community Resource Fair On-site COVID Vaccinations And Confidential HIV Testing Will Also Be Available What: Goodwill Southern Rivers (Goodwill), in partnership with the Georgia Department…

GDC announces new statewide Mental Health Director

Release: New Statewide Mental Health Director Dr. Ioannis Ioannou Appointed FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the appointment of Dr. Ioannis Ioannou, to statewide Mental Health Director, effective…