The Franklin County Health Department is governed by Franklin County in North Carolina. The department promotes healthy lifestyle and disease prevention activities. It offers a range of health care programs for the physical, intellectual and emotional development of individuals. The Franklin County Health Department, through its Franklin County Home Health Agency, provides nursing and home health care services. The agency is certified by Medicare and offers physical, occupational and speech therapies. The department conducts adult, maternal and child health care programs. The Franklin County Health Department s environmental health division provides the Food, Lodging, and Institutional Sanitation Program, which focuses on food protection during preparation, storage and transportation. In addition, it offers disease control, family planning and obstetric care services.