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.
- Tobacco Free Living/Prevention
- Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Awareness
- Blood Pressure Awareness
- Diabetes Awareness
- Cancer Awareness
- Communicable Disease Awareness
- Chronic Diseases Awareness
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Policy and Environmental change
- 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 for health information:
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics - http://www.schs.state.nc.us/data/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov
For More Information about Healthy Living, please click the links below!
The North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory (NC FVOI) identifies farmers’ markets, produce stands and road-side stands with predictable location and hours where fruits and vegetables are sold. The information collected through the survey is used to support efforts to increase the number of fruit and vegetable outlets across the state. NC FVOI data has been used for mapping, evaluation and the creation of directories that identify where fresh fruits and vegetables are sold outside of retail stores in North Carolina.
www.esmmweighless.com (Personal and Group Worksite Weight-Loss Program)
Antrel Branch, Public Health Educator II
Graham Bundy, Public Health Educator II