Mecklenburg among healthiest NC counties, but not in drunk driving and STDs

Mecklenburg is one of the healthiest counties in North Carolina, but some negative health factors are on the rise, a new national study found. The rankings, put together by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, are based on “more than 90 health-influencing factors such as housing, education, jobs and access to quality health care.” …

Charlotte has one of the highest STD rates in the US

Charlotte has one of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation. According to a new study. Charlotte ranked thirteenth on the list of the top 100 U.S. cities with the highest rates of STDs, with 1,012 cases per 100,000 people in the city over the last year. The cities were ranked in a…

Volunteers needed for buddy program

by Dale J. Pierce, Executive Director, Dudley’s Place Our family here at Dudley’s Place has gained yet another member, so please join us in welcoming Brodderick Roary, Director of Special Populations, to our team! Brodderick has been working in Public Health for more than 15 years. He will oversee special projects, and development, support the Ryan…


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