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:
Heart Disease & Stroke
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.
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