Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
Provides growth and development as well as family life education to students and teachers in Pitt County Schools. Programs are also offered to community youth organizations.
For more information, please call 902-2423.
Child Care Health Consultation
Works to improve the health, safety and nutrition practices in child care centers and homes through education, consultation, and shared problem solving with child care staff. This program is funded through the Martin Pitt Partnership for Children, which is our local Smart Start agency.
For more information, please call 902-2305.
Child Fatality Prevention Team (CFPT)
A state-mandated team of appointed members representing agencies such as Department of Social Services, Police Department, District Attorney's Office, Guardian Ad Litem program, School System, Medical Examiner's Office, Fire Department and other child advocacy organizations.
In reviewing child fatalities, the team:
- Identifies potential causes of child fatalities.
- Identifies ways to improve the delivery of services to children and families.
- Makes recommendations for changes that could prevent future fatalities.
Child Service Coordination
Infants and children up to age 5 years who have been identified with developmental and/or chronic health problems or who are at risk for such problems are offered Child Service Coordination. The family is assigned a nurse or social worker to ensure that the child receives appropriate health and education services and are referred to other supportive resources.
For more information, please call 902-2319 or 902-2359.
Local and national resource list for:
- Domestic violence
- Mental health
- Pregnancy services
- Rape victims
- Sexual health
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Substance abuse
- Suicide prevention
- Family planning
A variety of health education programs are available to schools, churches and community groups. Smoking cessation is also offered on an individual basis through the health education program.
For more information, please call 902-2426.
The Health Department investigates places where children live, go to school or spend significant amounts of time. Environmental Health Specialists work with families and/or businesses, such as childcare facilities, to reduce the risk of exposure to hazards.
See Lead Screening under Children's Clinical Services or call 902-3206 for more information. Find information on North Carolina's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Home visits by a registered nurse are made after hospital discharge to new mothers and babies who are on Medicaid and/or received prenatal or care coordination services from the Health Department. These services may be provided to others upon request of the client or the physician.
For more information, please call 902-2305.
Nutrition Education Outreach
The Health Department provides a variety of nutrition services both in the health department and in the community in order to positively impact the health and wellness of the community.
Learn more about the services offered by the Nutrition Education Outreach program.
It has often been said that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs you can have with little or no special training offered. We provide education to expectant parents or parents of newborn babies. Classes cover information on care of the newborn, feeding, safety and development through the first year of life. Participants must receive Medicaid or be enrolled in Maternity or Child Service Coordination.
For more information or to enroll in classes, please call 902-2424.
PIMPAC (Pitt Infant Mortality Prevention Advisory Council)
A team of health professionals, concerned parents and community members work together to prevent babies from dying before their first birthday. The hard work, dedication, and combined efforts of these people resulted in the 2004 infant mortality rate being the lowest ever reported in Pitt County.
Call 902-2424 if you'd like to learn more about PIMPAC or to join our team.
What is Triple P?
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. It is one of the few based on evidence from ongoing scientific research, with more than 230 trials and studies around the world showing it works – regardless of a family’s culture, country or situation.
Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the first place. But it doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.
Triple P is also different because it is not “one-size-fits-all”. It’s a system that offers increasing levels of support to meet parents’ different needs. So parents can choose what works for them.
For more information, visit the North Carolina Triple P website: www.triplep-parenting.com
Locally, call Pitt County’s Lead Coordinator at 252-902-2353.