The mission of the Community Health Division is to identify community health needs, plan and evaluate appropriate responses, and provide educational services that direct the attention of individuals to their own health behavior.
This mission, when put into practice, results in service to the Department as well as programming for the community. Departmental service activities include media relations (news releases / public service announcements), maintaining a health resource library, community and internal planning and evaluation, and grant writing.
Community programming focuses primarily on prevention of chronic disease conditions through risk reduction by providing educational as well as developing community health policies which allow individuals to improve or maintain their own health practices.
The Division's Health Educators held over 273 educational programs that reached a total of 7,217 residents! These programs ranged from AIDS education to Weight Management. A goal of the Division is to facilitate community collaboration to reduce or prevent health problems. The Health Educators conducted a total of 181 Newsletters and other forms of communication to educate residents on health issues were sent to more that 133,185 people! A total of 166 news releases were sent to area media.
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