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The 2013 Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Community Health Assessment!

Click below to view the Community Health Assessments (CHA) completed by Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department and community health partners.

The mission of Public Health in Martin, Tyrrell and Washington Counties is to strive to promote healthier lifestyles, reduce risks, disabilities, and years-of-life lost by providing personal and environmental health services. This mission will be accomplished through collaborative team work and commitment to quality of life with the communities under the leadership of competent health professionals.

Our Environmental Health staff works to keep our community healthy in the most basic ways: they protect our water supplies from sewage contamination and they help ensure safe food at area restaurants through regular inspection.

Our Health Education staff leads us in regularly assessing our community's health needs and then in developing educational programs targeting these potential health problems.

Our Community Services staff provide case management for women and infants before and after childbirth and works with families to promote their well-being.

Our Clinical Services staff provides dental and health screening, prevention and treatment for health and dental problems, and investigation of communicable diseases.

Our WIC staff assures adequate nutrition for mothers and young children.

Our Roanoke Home Health & Hospice Program provides medical care for homebound residents needing skilled nursing; physical, occupational, or respiratory therapy; or home health aide services.

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Flu vaccines available now at your local health department!

For more information, call your local health department at 252.793.3023 or contact your medical provider.
Cover your nose with a tissue when you sneeze. Visit www.flu.gov for more information.

Tips to Prevent the Flu:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners may also be effective.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with the flu, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from making them sick.
  • Get the recommended seasonal flu vaccine.

Environmental Health


As of January 2, 2010, restaurants and bars in North Carolina and many lodging establishments were required to be smoke-free, thanks to S.L 2009-27 (G. S. 130A-496), otherwise known as North Carolina’s Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law

Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department (MTW) provides services to improve the quality of life everyone living in Martin, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.  We invite all citizens to visit MTW to become familiar with the services of our agency and to seek care from its staff of highly trained professionals.

Click below to learn more about one of our programs:
Clinical Services Community Heath Dental Health Services Environmental Health Health Education and Promotion Public Health Preparedness & Response Roanoke Home Care