Health Education & Promotion
Health Education and Promotion staff act as a community resource for health and wellness initiatives, including:
- Tobacco use prevention
- Tobacco cessation-
- Physical activity and nutrition
- Childhood obesity prevention-
- Chronic disease prevention, such as: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity
- STI/HIV/AIDS prevention and education
- Drug Take Back Dates (South Hutchinson Police Dept.)
- Worksite wellness
Tools for Better Health
Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, & Diabetes Self Management Workshops are evidence-based programs developed by Stanford University. People with different chronic health problems (49% of adults have at lease one or more chronic health conditions) attend the workshop once a week for six weeks. Workshops are led by two trained leaders that have experience in dealing with chronic disease. Click here for flyer.
Stepping On Program offers older adult people (60 & over) a way of reducing falls, while at the same time increasing self-confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling. It covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, coping after a fall and understanding how to initiate a medication review. The Stepping On course consists of seven weekly classes that are each approximately two-hours in length, followed by an optional home assessment at three-months, and a six month follow-up class. For more information about Stepping On please visit https://wihealthyaging.org/stepping-on
Learn more and how to register
For more information or educational presentation requests, please fill out this form. Our contact information is Health Education and Promotion at 620-259-8464 or email us.
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