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 HealthChronic 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. View the 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 Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging.
Learn more and how to register
Our contact information is Health Education and Promotion at 620-259-8463 or email us.