Health Education

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Mission:  To organize community resources and provide community education in a manner that allows the greatest impact on multifaceted health problems.

Summary:  This service area provides health promotion and disease prevention in the community and promotes the services of the Health Department. 

Helps the community prevent unnecessary illness and improve their quality of life. Through Health Education, one learns to avoid risky behaviors and make healthier choices. This is accomplished through group and individual classes, health fairs, educational resources and implementing policy changes. 

Safe Kids

Mission
To Protect Randolph County’s children (birth to age 18) from unintentional, preventable childhood injuries and resulting deaths by: uniting diverse groups and individuals, developing and implementing educational programs; initiating public policy changes; and increasing awareness within local and regional communities of the problem of childhood injuries.  
 
   

Tobacco Cessation

 

A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the health effects of smoking.

  • Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day.
  • More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.
  • Smoking causes heart disease, emphysema, acute myeloid leukemia, and cancer of the mouth, esophagus, larynx, lung, stomach, kidney, bladder, and pancreas.
  • Smoking also causes reduced fertility, low birth weight in newborns, and cancer of the cervix.

A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine. 

  • Smoking is highly addictive. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco.
  • Cigarette companies intentionally designed cigarettes with enough nicotine to create and sustain addiction.
  • It’s not easy to quit.
  • When you smoke, the nicotine actually changes the brain – that’s why quitting is so hard.

A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the health effects of secondhand smoke.

  • Secondhand smoke kills over 38,000 Americans each year.
  • Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer and coronary heart disease in adults who do not smoke.
  • Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems, severe asthma, and reduced lung function.
  • There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

Health Promotion and Education