Health Education & Promotion

Our Health Promotion department is dedicated to promoting health and preventing disease and injury in our community. Our Health Educators work with many community partners to increase awareness and knowledge about health risks in order to promote behavior change and well as changes in policies and the environment that will encourage local citizens to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Education Topics


Topics with a special focus include:
  • Eating Smart
  • Moving More
  • Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Technical Assistance/Program Coordination


Health Educators also provide technical assistance and coordinate programs to help others create healthy environments, standards, and policies. If you are interested in assistance or learning about how to form a healthier environment wherever you live, learn, earn, play, or pray contact us at 336-651-7450.

Community Partners


  • Access to Care Task Force
  • Fitness and Nutrition for Disease Prevention Task Force
  • Local churches
  • Local Doctors' offices
  • Local Media
  • Local work sites/businesses
  • Mental Health Task Force
  • Other local government agencies
  • School Health Advisory Council
  • Substance Abuse Task Force
  • Wilkes Healthy Carolinians Council
  • Wilkes Regional Medical Center
  • YMCA
  • Wilkes County Schools

Services


  • Community Presentations and Health Fairs
  • Grant Writing
  • Prenatal Education
  • Promotion of Smoke Free Environments
  • Reports and Assessments including the Community Health Assessment and State of the County Health Report
  • SAFE Kids-Car Seat Safety Checks in the community at the Health Department (by appointment only)
  • Tobacco cessation classes