The goal of the Environmental Health program, as with any service of the Appalachian District Health Department, is to promote and protect the public’s health. The Environmental Health section does this through the education, inspections and the enforcement of State laws and rules relating to environmental issues which impact human health.
The most resource intensive programs are the Food, Lodging & Institution Program and the Water Protection Program. In addition to these, we are also responsible for the following: permitting and/or inspection of migrant housing, child care facilities, public swimming pools, rabies contacts, mosquito/vector control and mitigation, methamphetamine lab remediation, lead exposure investigations, and inspection of tattoo operations.
The Environmental Health Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health provides technical guidance and delegation of authority to the Appalachian District’s Environmental Health staff. For more information about the Division of Environmental Health, please click here.