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Health Promotion and Education Programs

 

Health Education empowers people to take more control over their personal and community health and well being.

Health Promotion and Education programs aim to improve the environmental, social, and economic conditions that contribute to poor health, and support behavioral changes and community norms to improve community and individual health.

Health educators are an important resource in the fight against preventable deaths and injuries. However, it is impossible for them to do everything themselves. Health educators work in partnership with individuals, communities and organizations to increase individual knowledge and skills, educate and mobilize communities, build coalitions, and advocate for changes in organizational and public policy.

Health Education Specialists provide health education and disease prevention programs throughout the community by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices to improve the quality of life of City residents. The York City Bureau of Health staff offer presentations to community groups and agencies as well as facilitate discussions on the following topics:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Childbirth Education Classes (call 717-849-2296 to schedule)
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Dental Health
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Physical Activity
  • Public Health
  • Other public health topics as requested  

 

Contact us at the York City Bureau of Health at (717) 849-2299 if you are interested in scheduling a program in any of the areas listed above.

Click the following link to watch 4 short videos on dental health for your children http://www.healthymouthshealthylives.org/en/Ad%20Council%20Campaign/Campaign%20Overview/.

 

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