Health Education & Promotion

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Cole County Health Department Health Educators work to favorably influence overall community health status by providing comprehensive and coordinated health education programs to county residents, informing residents of health risk factors and assessing, planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating health risk reduction strategies through wellness programs and community wellness promotion.

Additionally, the department works to create and strengthen health partnerships and collaborations throughout Cole County. The Cole County Health Department has a number of trained professionals who are available to talk to your group on a variety of topics for no cost. The Cole County Health Education staff is able to give presentations on the following topics, all of which may be tailored to meet your specific needs:
  • Avian Flu/Pandemic Flu
  • Breast and/or Cervical Cancer
  • Childhood and Adult Vaccinations
  • Diabetes Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Nutrition Related topics for all ages
  • Prenatal Support Management
  • Starting an exercise program
  • STDs/HIV

Additionally the Cole County Health Department Offers

  • Air quality education to reduce Asthma and other respiratory illness
  • Chronic-disease management classes (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure)
  • Group health education is available to school districts for students, parents, and staff
  • Health-related classes in areas such as obesity and healthier lifestyles
  • Training and consultation services to child care providers and families enrolled in child care programs
The Cole County Health Department provides the content of this website for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.