Health Department

 (919) 496-2533
107 Industrial Drive, Suite C
Louisburg, NC 27549

Health Department

 

HEALTH EDUCATION

Function                                                                                                                                       

The health education staff encourages and empowers the community to make healthier choices by providing education, activities and resources that will allow them to have the ability to recognize and address their health needs. The overall goal of health education is to enable the community to change unhealthy habits into healthy habits.

Education 

  • Tobacco Free Living/Prevention
  • Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Awareness
  • Blood Pressure Awareness
  • Diabetes Awareness 
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Communicable Disease Awareness
  • Chronic Diseases Awareness 
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Safety
  • Policy and Environmental change

Services

  • Community health data, assessment, planning and evaluation
  • Respond to request for health information
  • Develop and disburse health information 
  • Establish partnerships with community organizations and other groups
  • Partner with local faith and non-faith based organizations to adopt healthy eating, tobacco free living and other health promotion policies 
  • Provide supporting documents and information on how to establish a Joint Use Agreement (JUA) Example: A church allowing public access to their playground after hours in order for the public to have closer access for places to play, exercise, etc. 
  • Advocate for healthy communities, workplaces, families, and individuals
  • Tobacco Cessation resources 

Who may receive these services?

  • Anyone may request health promotion services

Examples of Health Education at Work:

  • Participation in the planning and development of healthy resources in the community
  • Support community organizations and partners to promote healthy living
  • Advocate for environmental changes that support healthy living for everyone
  • Provide health education to local community organizations 

Quick Links

       Looking for Healthy Living Activities? Click here.  

Do you want to quit smoking? Click here for helpful resources! 

Read our 2014 Transforming Health Newsletters for kids and adults! 

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 For More Information about Healthy Living, please click the links below!  

2013 NC Directory of Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and Produce Markets                 

www.choosemyplate.gov                                                                        

www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com

www.esmmweighless.com (Personal and Group Worksite Weight-Loss Program)

www.quitlinenc.org

www.letsmove.gov

www.transforminghealthnc.org 

www.ncpreventionpartners.org

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)

 

Please feel free to contact the Health Education Department at

(919) 496-2533