Health education

The Health Education Department works with individuals, families, work sites, schools, and the community to deliver a variety of programs. 

Topics we cover:

  • Diabetes
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Exercise & Physical Activity
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Hygiene & Puberty
  • General Health & Wellness

If you are in need of classes or education for your organization, please give us a call at 828-764-9220 or 828-764-9218.


Program Funding

The Health Education Department is funded by the Healthy Communities Program. The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) uses Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funding to administer the Healthy Communities Program through the Chronic Disease and Injury (CDI) Section. The aim of this program is to reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury in North Carolina.

This funding enables county and district health departments to implement community-based interventions that address poor nutrition, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and more.

All strategies implemented through the Healthy Communities Program provide opportunities for everyone in North Carolina to achieve their optimal level of health regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, geographic location, education status, disability status or sexual orientation.