Health Education through Public Health is about promoting individual health, healthy communities, and healthy environments. 
Priority health concerns for 2016 – 2020 for Saline, Gallatin, and White counties include:

  • ​Cancer

  • Heart Disease & Stroke

  • Substance Abuse

  • Diabetes

Community health education is a theory-driven process that promotes health and prevents disease within populations. Those who study community health learn how to design and implement programs that promote health and prevent disease within certain target populations in the community. With smoking, poor diet and sedentary lifestyles being the most common risk factors for disease, programming within the health education division educates persons on how to make changes and ways to break barriers toward a healthier lifestyle. Through programming and systems changes our communities can better be able to promote healthy lifestyles, increase life expectancy, and improve the health of generations to come. 

Community Health Education


CATCH s an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in children for preschool through 8th grades and After-school programs in the lower sixteen counties of Illinois.


Diabetes Resource Guide-2019:

Includes healthcare providers, insurance information, walking trails, useful phone apps, and other helpful resources for those in the 16 Southern Illinois counties and surrounding areas.

Chronic Disease

A chronic disease can sometimes make it impossible to do the things you enjoy! Physical effects of the condition itself or the side effects of medication can cause problems too

Illinois Marketplace for the Affordable Healthcare Act

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

A PDMP is a statewide electronic database that tracks all controlled substance prescriptions.

Social Emotional Health Education

Social health reflects a child’s developing ability to form close, secure relationships

Tobacco Programs

​EHD provides several services and programs to promote a tobacco free community. 

Egyptian Health Department

1412 US Highway 45 North

Eldorado, IL 62930

Mon, Wed,Fri: 8am - 5pm

​​Tues. & Thurs.  8am- 8pm