Health PromotionHealth Promotion<p>​​<span style="line-height:1.6;">The Health Education Department works with individuals, families, worksites, and the community through many ways that improve their quality of life. A variety of program topics are available to meet your education needs.</span></p><p>The Health Education Staff works closely with many of the other programs in the Health Department. They also serve as public speakers in the school system and the community with programs such as hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy prevention and puberty. If you have a group or organization in the community that you would like them to present education too, they are glad to come out and talk by request. They have provided programs for job sites, community groups, church groups and many others.</p><p>Funding for the NC Statewide Health Promotion Program is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant and NC state appropriations. Funds are distributed to local health departments throughout the state to work with community partners to create policy and environmental changes. </p><p>The NC Statewide Health Promotion program is part of the NC Division of Public Health and supports community-based programs that help to improve the health of North Carolinians by reducing the prevalence of chronic diseases. Programs address at least one of three major chronic disease risk factors physical activity, poor diet and tobacco use.</p><p>Certain unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are risk factors for chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. </p><p>Burke County Health Department's health promotion program focuses on unhealthy lifestyle habits/behaviors that contribute to preventable disease and death. Over the next several years, the health promotion program will work collaboratively with the Healthy Burke partnership to assess and provide community programming to reduce the incidences of chronic diseases within Burke County.</p><p>For more information, please contact Lisa Moore, Health Promotion Coordinator at 828-764-9218.​</p>



Contact Us<p></p><p>700 East Parker Road<br>Morganton, NC  28655</p><p><strong>​Phone:</strong><br>828-764-9150</p><p><strong>Fax (General): </strong> <br>828-764-9153</p><p><strong>Fax (Medical Records):</strong><br>​828-764-9155​​​</p><p><strong>Hours of Operation</strong>:<br>8am - 5pm, Monday-Friday<br>Please call us to schedule an appointment.</p><p><strong><strong style="line-height:20.8px;"><strong style="line-height:20.8px;">After Hours Public Health Emergency Contact Information:​</strong></strong><br style="line-height:20.8px;"><span style="line-height:20.8px;">​</span></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">I</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">f you need to report a potential life-threat</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">e</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">ning public health issue, situation, outbreak, or disaster, after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> the weekend, you should dial emergency management's non-emergency number at 828-437-1911 . Please ask emergency management to contact the health director to return your call about a potential public health issue, situation, outbreak, or disaster.</span></p><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">​</span></div> Pages/DispForm.aspx?ID=91 Pages/DispForm.aspx?ID=91 | Ashley Rink | 693A30232E777C6275726B655C6173686C65792E72696E6B i:0#.w|burke\ashley.rink6/3/2016 1:47:21 PM03238aspx Pages/AllItems.aspxFalse