Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program and WiseWoman Program of Lee County

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) of Lee County and the
WiseWoman Program of Lee County are looking for participants. To qualify, you
must be a woman between the ages 50-64 to participate. All services are based on

BCCCP offers breast exams, mammograms (screening), pelvic exams, and
PAP tests as indicated. The WiseWoman Program offers Lipid Panel Screening
and Glucose Screening, as well as healthy lifestyle information.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon Lucas, RN
BCCCP/WiseWoman Coordinator
Lee County Public Health
(919) 718-4640 x 5317

Action Taken from 10-20-14 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on October 20, 2014 for their second meeting of the month. Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Agenda - 10-20-14 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet for their next regular meeting on Monday, October 20, 2014.  Click here to view Agenda for said meeting.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Boys & Girls Basketball Camp!

Alzheimer's Walk

The annual Alzheimer's Walk will be held on Saturday, October 25 at the Enrichment Center.  Click here for more information or here for the registration form.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Community Health Survey 2014

We are conducting a survey of our county to learn more about the health and quality of life in Lee County.  The Lee County Health Department, LeeCAN and Lee County United Way will use the results of this survey to help address the major health and community issues in our county.

The survey is completely voluntary, and it should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.  Your answers will be completely confidential. The information you give us will not be linked to you in any way.

If you have questions about this survey you may contact Ashley Graham, Health Education Supervisor at Lee County Health Department at 919-718-4640 ext. 5314 or agraham@leecountync.gov

Potassium Iodide Distribution - Saturday, October 11, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Lee County will distribute potassium iodide (KI) tablets to residents located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Harris Nuclear Power Plant from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. The distribution is part of joint preparedness planning by Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Wake counties. People should not take KI unless they are directed to do so. The doses are being distributed to replace those doses residents may currently have on hand that recently expired.

Lee County will offer drive through distribution to people living within the EPZ from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, October 11th, at the following locations:

  • Cape Fear Rural Fire Department
5713 Buckhorn Road
Sanford, NC 27330

  • Deep River Rural Fire Department
5107 Deep River Road
Sanford, NC 27330

KI is an over-the-counter medication that can protect the thyroid gland if a person is exposed to radioactive iodine released during an emergency at a nuclear power plant. If taken within the appropriate time and at the appropriate dose, KI blocks the thyroid from absorbing radioactive iodine and reduces the risk of thyroid cancer. Individuals who are allergic to iodine should not take KI.

Children are more vulnerable to the effects of radioactive iodine than adults and are more likely to develop thyroid cancer if they are exposed to radioactive iodine. Parents should consult their health care provider if they have any questions about their children taking KI.

The best health protection in a nuclear power plant emergency is to evacuate the area in a safe and orderly way. Taking KI when instructed is an additional safety measure. It is not a substitute for evacuation. KI is provided to the State of North Carolina by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission and distributed by counties to people living within the 10-mile EPZ free of charge.