Health Education through Public Health is about promoting individual health, healthy communities, and healthy environments.
Priority health concerns for 2021 – 2026 for Saline, Gallatin, and White counties include:
- Substance Use and Abuse
- Mental Health and Mental Disorders
- Overweight and Obesity
Community health education is a theory-driven process that promotes health and prevents disease within populations. Those who study community health learn how to design and implement programs that promote health and prevent disease within certain target populations in the community. With smoking, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyles being the most common risk factors for disease, programming within the health education division educates persons on how to make changes and ways to break barriers toward a healthier lifestyle. Through programming and systems changes our communities can better be able to promote healthy lifestyles, increase life expectancy, and improve the health of generations to come.
Egyptian Health Department is actively involved in our local community health coalition, Southeastern Illinois Community Health Coalition (SICHC). To learn more about SICHC, please click here to visit their website.
Diabetes Resource Guide – 2022
Includes healthcare providers, insurance information, walking trails, useful phone apps, and other helpful resources for those in the lower 15 counties of Southern Illinois and surrounding areas.