Health Education

The Health Education Department provides health promotion and health education programs and services to promote individual, family, organization, and community health. 

The seven areas of responsibility of the Health Educator are:

  • Assess individual and community needs for Health Education
  • Plan Health Education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Implement Health Education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Conduct evaluation and research related to Health Education
  • Administer Health Education strategies, interventions and programs
  • Serve as a Health Education resource person
  • Communicate and advocate for Health and Health Education

The Health Education Department of the Logan County Department of Public Health provides health educational programs and services on a variety of topics.  For information on the following health education topics, please click on the links below:

Programs and services include but are not limited to:

 

Asthma

The Logan County Asthma Partnership was formed in 2004 as a liaison between Logan County and the Illinois Asthma Partnership of the Illinois Department of Public Health.  For more information on joining the Logan County Asthma Partnership, contact Logan County Department of Public Health 217-735-2317.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Lung Association

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Chicago Asthma Consortium

Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Department of Public Health

Logan County Department of Public Health

National Heart Blood and Lung Institute

No Attacks (EPA)

 

Cancer prevention

American Cancer Society

Illinois Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Cardiovascular health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

American Lung Association

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

American Heart Association

Illinois Department of Public Health

 

Children's and Community Health Fair

The Children's and Community Health Fairs are co-sponsored by Logan County Department of Public Health and the Lincoln Park District. Logan County fifth grade students attend the Children's Health Fair; the goal is to encourage children to learn about health in a way that allows them to play an active part in the learning process.  Children receive information about cancer prevention, exercise, nutrition, dental health, disabilities, drugs/alcohol, safety, tobacco, asthma, posture, recycling and more.  Students travel through the Heart Adventure Challenge Course; students learn how the blood travels through the heart while being physically involved.

The Community Health Fair includes entertainment, health displays, and health screenings.  More than 60 organizations participate in the displays.

 SAVE THE DATE

The 28th Anniversary of the Health Fairs!

Children's Health Fair 2013, Friday, March 22, 2013

Community Health Fair 2013, Saturday, March 23, 2013

 

Injury prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Safe Kids USA

Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Highway Traffic Safety Association

 

Nutrition

Food Pyramid

National Dairy Council

Nutrition.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health

 

P.A.R.T.Y. (Positive Actions Relating to Youth)

P.A.R.T.Y. is designed to help seventh grade students gain information, self confidence, and skills needed for better decision-making towards their lifetime goals.  Logan County Department of Public Health is the general coordinator for the event with T.O.U.C.H. (Teaching Others Using Chemicals Hurts) funding the program, Lincoln Christian University donating the use of the facility, and a community of community people and junior high students helping in the planning of  P.A.R.T.Y. to make the day interesting and pertinent for seventh grade students.  With junior high students recommending pertinent workshop topics, a Keynote Speaker and ten workshops are offered for seventh grade students to attend.

 SAVE THE DATE

PARTY 2013 Friday, March 15, 2013

 

Physical activity

Illinois Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Living

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Physical Activity

 

Tobacco prevention, Illinois Tobacco Quitline, Smoke Free Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health (Smoking Factsheet)

Illinois Department of Public Health (Women's Health Factsheet)

Illinois Department of Public Health (Heart, Stroke and Tobacco)

Smoke-free Illinois

Quit Yes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Tobacco Free Kids

Reality Illinois@ Logan County (Teen Anti-tobacco Coalition)