GRDHD Recognizes 50 Years as a District Health Department

The Green River District Health Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Green River District Health Department, formed in 1974, is a district health department serving the citizens of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties.

Services offered include programs in four key areas: Clinical Services, Health Promotion & Education, Home Visitation Services, and Public Protection Programs. Programs include WIC, the special supplemental nutrition
program; early intervention and treatment for communicable diseases; health education programs related to Tobacco Control, Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, and Diabetes; environmental services such as restaurant, swimming pool, and hotel inspections; and home visiting programs including traditional home health services, and three programs to address the needs of families, infants, and children – Building Stronger Families, HANDS, and Kentucky Early Intervention System.

For more information visit our website at

Make Sure Your Vaccinations Are Up to Date

With the start of school around the corner, it’s time to make sure school-age children are up to date on their vaccines. Vaccines are an effective way to prevent or protect against the harmful effects of serious disease. On-time vaccination during childhood is important. Vaccinations help to provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. As adults, staying up to date on vaccines remains important to prevent and reduce the risks of harmful disease.

To check you or your child’s immunization status you can go to the Kentucky Immunization Registry portal at or contact your healthcare provider.

Register for our Birthday/Anniversary Club!!