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​Sept. 3, 2019

9/3/2019

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Back-to-School Immunization Clinics Scheduled for September
 
To help parents and students start the school year off healthy, the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department is hosting several Saturday immunization clinics in September in addition to their regular weekday clinic hours.  

Children must have specific immunizations to attend North Carolina public schools. Parents are reminded to bring their child’s official shot records and at least one form of identification. Clinics and assessments will be offered at:
 
Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Rd., Charlotte

Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 21, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
 
Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte

Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
 
Parents can also make vaccination appointments during weekday clinic hours by calling the Public Health appointment line at 704-336-6500. Clinics are located at the Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Rd.; Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Rd.; and the  Valerie C. Woodard Community Resource Center, 3205 Freedom Drive.
For more information, contact Public Health Director Gibbie Harris at 980-314-9020.

Assessor’s Office Honored for Excellence in Innovation

The Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office has been honored for its work during the 2019 countywide property revaluation.

Ken Joyner and staff received the “Excellence in Innovation” award Aug. 24 at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Conference in Greensboro. The award is part of the 2019 Revaluation Community Engagement Program sponsored by the LGFCU (Local Government Federal Credit Union).

Several Mecklenburg County Commissioners were in attendance to see Joyner and staff recognized.

The Assessor’s Office participated in close to 200 information sessions reaching residents across the County.
 
Park and Rec Staff Member Appointed to State Independent Living Council

Congratulations to Senior Therapeutic Park and Recreation Manager Karla Gray. Last week Governor Roy Cooper appointed her to the North Carolina State Independent Living Council (NC SILC).

Karla was recruited by a search committee seeking individuals who have personal, professional, or a combined knowledge of disabilities and how to include those folks in the larger community. Karla will serve on the 18-person council with members who have connections to the disability community and six Ex-Officio members.

The NC SILC is a federally mandated, not for profit, governor-appointed council. By federal law, the NC SILC is required to develop a three-year plan that addresses how statewide independent living services will be provided, develop and support a network of Centers for Independent Living, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of the plan.
 
Teen Dating Violence Prevention Team Creates Integrated Module for CMS’s Canvas System

The Community Support Services Teen Dating Violence Prevention team has successfully renewed a Memorandum of Understanding with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to be able to teach the LoveSpeaksOut Teen Dating Violence Education Program for the 2019-2020 academic year, with some added programmatic benefits.

Due to all CMS 8th and 9th grade students being required to have a Chromebook, LoveSpeaksOut created an integrated module for the CMS Canvas System that health teachers use to assign students assignments. Teachers can now drag and drop the LoveSpeaksOut module into their students’ folders, and students can follow along during presentations using the module.

LoveSpeaksOut’s mission is to educate, engage and speak out against teen dating violence. To learn more about CSS’s teen dating violence program, contact Community Support Services Director Stacy M. Lowry at 980-314-8903.