Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Education Outreach

The overall goal of community health education and health promotion is to educate people of all ages about the risks associated with certain lifestyle choices and to help people make voluntary behavior changes in order to improve their health and the quality of their lives. Health Education empowers people to take more control over their personal, family, community, and environmental health and well-being.

Health Educators Can:
  • Assess individual and community needs
  • Implement health education programs
  • Evaluate effectiveness of health education programs
  • Coordinate the provision of health education services
  • Write grants
  • Build coalitions
  • Encourage healthy behavior
  • Advocate for health related issues
  • Plan, develop, and administer health education programs
  • Organize and mobilize communities for action
  • Advance the profession of health education

Health Wellness and Promotion Programs

Programs are provided cost free through our Health Promotions Office which offers schools, community groups, and individual’s supportive information about lifestyle changes to enhance and maintain their well being. Community educational programs and materials are provided by request for churches, schools, civic organizations, etc. All requests for educational program or educational material must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. 
If you would like to request/inquire about our programs or health educational materials, contact the Health Education Office at 910-875-3717 Ext: 2104 or 2106.

Health Education Programs Offered

Programs are designed to educate individuals about making healthy lifestyle changes now in an effort to reduce chronic health problems in the future. The following are some of the programs that have been implemented in the community:
  • STD and HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Wellness Education
  • Personal Hygiene Education
  • Family Planning/Reproductive Health Education
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Heart Health Education
  • Car Seat Education/Training
  • First Aid and CPR Training 
  • Diabetes Education & Management
  • Childbirth Education
  • Mothers & Babies Postpartum Intervention Program (Mood Management)
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult & Youth)
  • Asthma Awareness Education & more