Health Education and Promotion seeks to make Reno County a healthier place by promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. This department looks at local, state and national data, public policy, and best practices to promote and improve health in our community.
Health Education and Promotion staff act as a community resource for health and wellness initiatives, including:
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. View the flyer (PDF).
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 Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging.