The focus of Carteret County’s Health Promotion and Education Program is to build a healthier community, promote healthful living, and reduce the risk of disease through policy and environmental changes, with an emphasis on better nutrition and increasing physical activity, and tobacco prevention.
Speakers are available free of charge to speak with your group or organization. Please contact Andrea Boyd, Public Health Educator/Health Promotion Coordinator, at 252.222.7778 to make arrangements for a representative of the health department to speak with your group about health department services, personal health or environmental health issues. Please allow ample notice so that we may accommodate your request.
What are the Roles and Responsibilities of Health Educators?
- Communicate accurate health information to the community through the media and other means
- Collect health data and conduct community health assessments
- Encourage and support partnerships in addressing health problems
- Serve as Health Department representative on local task forces and coalitions
How Can You and Your Family Members Become More Physically Active?
Did you know small changes can lead to BIG RESULTS? Making changes can be as easy as ABC…. “Take the Pledge” and “Make the Promise” to live a healthier life by participating in “CountDown Carteret” sponsored by Healthy Carolinians of Carteret County’s Eat Smart Move More Coalition. Make a Change Today! Choose 5 healthy behaviors to work on from the A to Z list. CountDown Carteret can be personalized and used by Individuals, Churches, Schools, Worksites, or Groups that want to be healthier but need some help getting started! For more information or help in using this initiative with your group contact Andrea Boyd at (252) 222-7778.
What Community Activities and Programs are Currently Offered by the Parks and Recreation Departments in This Area?
Where Can I Find Information on Nutrition and Physical Activity online?
What are some Kid-Friendly Websites that Promote Healthy Behaviors?
Where Can I Enroll in a Smoking Cessation Class?
Contact AllWell at Carteret General Hospital – 252.808.6611 or www.ccgh.org
Are There Any Tobacco Cessation Support Programs Available Online?
YES….FREE online and telephone smoking cessation support is available.
Where Can I Find Printed Materials and Resources for Quitting Tobacco?
Where Can I Learn More about Prevention of Disease?