Board of Health Handbook

2022 Brunswick County Board of Health Handbook

This Handbook was developed to benefit both new and current board members to support them in their public health related decision making. Our aim is to provide information about the Brunswick County Board of Health, Public Health in North Carolina, the Brunswick County Health Services and the health status individuals living, working and playing in Brunswick County. Resources on this page will be updated and shared with the Board of Health at least yearly.

About Brunswick County Health Services

BCHS History of Health ServicesOn January 19, 1949, the Brunswick County Commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the Brunswick County Board of Health to work out a plan for the establishment of a full-time Public Health Department. This decision favorably resolved months of agitation on the part of interested citizens who sought to have Brunswick County added to the list of 96 North Carolina counties with health departments. Read More: A Historical Look at Brunswick County Health Services (PDF).