Health Education and Promotion

Our Health Promotion department is dedicated to promoting health and preventing disease and injury in our community.  Our Health Educators work with many community partners* to increase awareness and knowledge about health risks in order to promote behavior change and well as changes in policies and the environment that will encourage local citizens to make healthier lifestyle choices.  Topics with a special focus include: Eating Smart, Moving More, and Tobacco Prevention and Cessation.

Health Educators also provide technical assistance and coordinate programs to help others create healthy environments, standards, and policies.  If you are interested in assistance or learning about how to form a healthier environment wherever you live, learn, earn, play, or pray contact us at 336-651-7450.

Community Partners (include, but not limited to):

  • Wilkes County Schools
  • Local Media
  • School Health Advisory Council
  • Wilkes Healthy Carolinians Council
  • Fitness and Nutrition for Disease Prevention Task Force
  • Substance Abuse Task Force
  • Access to Care Task Force
  • Mental Health Task Force
  • Local churches
  • Local worksites/businesses
  • Local Doctors’ offices
  • Other local government agencies
  • Wilkes Regional Medical Center
  • YMCA

Additional services include:

  • Tobacco cessation classes
  • Promotion of Smoke Free Environments
  • SAFE Kids-Car Seat Safety Checks in the community at the Health Department (by appointment only)
  • Prenatal Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Community Presentations and Health Fairs
  • Reports and Assessments including the Community Health Assessment and State of the County Health Report

Archived Community Reports

CHA 2005