The goal of the Community Health Educator is to inform, educate and empower the people of Johnson County about health issues. The Health Educator designs, promotes, and implements programs which result in healthy positive behavior among individuals, families, and groups of all ages in the community.
Community Health Education reaches out into the community by providing outreach services through health fairs, worksites and community screenings and programs and classrooms education to reach the youth as well as adults. These services are provided in day-cares, schools, businesses, churches and other communities’ organizations. Topics often include but are not limited to dental health, nutrition, physical activity, diabetes, tobacco cessation and hygiene.
The Community Health Team is always ready to provide a program to any civic club or group that has an interest in a health topic. You may contact Jennifer Wilson at 606.789.2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a program.
The MY PLATE model is used to teach balanced nutrition to all ages.
5-2-1-0 the Childhood Obesity Prevention program is used to promote 5 fruits and veggies, less than 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks each day.
With Kentucky having some of the nations highest rates of dental issues it's important that Dental Health be taught from an early age. Programs are available for ages pre-k to 6th grade.
Quit Now Kentucky
Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE resource available to any resident of Kentucky. The program has both a website and telephone counseling component. Nicotine Replacement Therapy may be available either through the Quitline or the local health department. View or download the following informational handouts regarding the Quit Now Kentucky Program Quit Now Kentucky Cessation Services Fact Sheet PDF
Quit Now Kentucky can be accessed via telephone or online at: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or www.quitnowkentucky.org
For a full list of health fairs the Health Department is particpating in please see the calendar page.