Community Health Education
Promoting individual health, healthy communities, and healthy environments
Priority health concerns for 2016 – 2020 for the seven southernmost counties of Illinois include:
- Type II Diabetes
- Heart Disease
Health Education programs include working with schools, churches, and communities to implement evidence based programming. Through programming and systems changes our communities can better be able to promote healthy lifestyles, increase life expectancy, live healthier and fit lives, and improve the health of generations to come.
To view priority health concerns for our seven counties and strategies to address these concerns go to Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN), or Illinois Department of Public Health IPLAN website.
For more info.:
Natalie Sawyer, Health Education Director
(618) 634-2297, ext. 136