Health Promotion/ Disease Prevention

Health Promotion/ Disease Prevention

As a Public Health Nutrition Department, we strive to help create community wide changes in attitude, policy, and ultimately behaviors that promote the health and well-being in our community.

Our program focuses on helping people make small changes that can make a big difference in their lives. We are available to do classroom style presentations on various nutrition education topics. We also provide educational booths, food demonstrations, cooking classes, and technical assistance. We have several programs we offer to our community like our Fit Families Afterschool Program and the Lifestyle Change Program. Both programs we partner with schools, worksites and other organizations to provide nutrition education and physical activities to promote healthier lifestyles though better food choices and increase physical activity to decrease and prevent chronic illnesses among our participants. We also partner with community organizations to provide community events and initiatives promoting healthy families.

Services

  • Coordinated School-Based Health

    Provides technical assistance, resources, trainings, and health education presentations to schools to prevent and address school-aged health related issues.

  • School-Based Mental Health Counseling & Prevention Services

    Provides mental health counseling services, trainings, prevention education, presentations and technical assistance to address and prevent mental health illnesses and social-emotional related behaviors.

  • Community-Based Fitness & Wellness

    Provides community fitness, wellness, and health education services to reduce chronic health diseases.

  • Navajo Traditional & Cultural Services

    Provides community and school-based cultural outreach services based on Navajo traditional teachings to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Community Health & Wellness Planning

    Provide technical assistance to Chapters and community organizations in the areas of public health knowledge, grant-writing assistance, program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Events