Community Outreach

Health Educators are available and open to presenting and/or participating in health fairs, church groups, school programs and community functions by either appearing in person or providing health information on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancers
  • Hygiene
  • Abstinence/Safe Sex Practices
  • Contraceptives
  • Diabetes

School Health Education

Student Health Advisory Committees (SHAC) is a group established in each county to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.

Members of these committees are truly concerned about the health of the youth in their communities and include teachers, school nurses, health educators, social workers, registered dietitians and other community members. SHAC provides an efficient and effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Some of the main areas of focus for Student Health Advisory Committees include:

  • Reducing the number of overweight and obese children
  • Increase student’s knowledge of healthy eating habits
  • Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables available to students
  • Decrease the amount of sugary or fatty snacks available to students
  • Increasing students participation in physical activities.