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File is in PDF format. Atlantic County Community Health Improvement Plan, 2014-2018
File is in PDF format. 2012 Environmental Health Assessment and Improvement Plan
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Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Americans of all ages can lower this risk by talking to their doctors and using antibiotics appropriately.
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Welcome to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health

We envision a community where every person enjoys a healthy lifestyle in a healthy environment. We are making that vision a reality by offering comprehensive health services to enhance your work, your family, your neighborhood and your life. Take a look at our programs and services. And remember that we are here for you with information, advice and the ability to help you enjoy better living – healthy living in Atlantic County.

Changing with the Seasons
Seasonal Health Tips

Swimming and boating are great recreational activities, but they can also be dangerous, especially for children. Take steps to stay safe in and around the water.

  • Avoid alcohol when swimming or boating
  • Wear a life jacket whenever you're in a boat
  • Learn to swim and teach your children to swim
  • Don't swim alone, or in bad weather
  • Obey lifeguards and swim on guarded beaches
  • Supervise your children when they are in the water
  • Be aware of water conditions, including rip currents and undertows
  • Prevent sunburns - use plenty of sunscreen
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Hello, I'm Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson.

Every hour someone dies from melanoma and melanoma can happen to anyone.

In fact, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.

Protect your skin today to help prevent skin cancer later in life.

Be sure to use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. Seek shade between 10 AM and 4 PM and wear UV blocking sunglasses.

Also, check your skin monthly for any changes.

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health will be offering skin safety education sessions on July 11 in Ventnor, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Newport Avenue Gazebo and again on August 8th in Brigantine, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the 14th Street beach. For more information, call 609-645-5933. That's 609-645-5933.

This is Denny Levinson for the Atlantic County Division of Public Health: working for healthy people and healthy communities.

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7/11/2015  Skin Safety Education & Screenings

8/8/2015  Skin Safety Education & Screenings



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If you are an adult living with an ongoing health condition, consider this
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