Cole County Health Department Health Educators work to favorably influence overall community health status by providing comprehensive and coordinated health education programs to county residents, informing residents of health risk factors and assessing, planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating health risk reduction strategies through wellness programs and community wellness promotion.
Additionally, the department works to create and strengthen health partnerships and collaborations throughout Cole County. The Cole County Health Dept. has a number of trained professionals who are available to talk to your group on a variety of topics for no cost. The Cole County Health Education staff is able to give presentations on the following topics, all of which may be tailored to meet your specific needs:
- Emergency Preparedness
- Avian Flu/Pandemic Flu
- Healthy Relationships
- Breast and/or Cervical Cancer
- Nutrition Related topics for all ages
- Starting an exercise program
- Prenatal Support Management
- Childhood and Adult Vaccinations
- Diabetes Management
Additionally the Cole County Health Department Offers:
Group health education is available to school districts for students, parents, and staff
Smoking Prevention and Cessation classes
Training and consultation services to child care providers and families enrolled in child care programs
Health-related classes in areas such as obesity and healthier lifestyles
Chronic-disease management classes (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure)
Air quality education to reduce Asthma and other respiratory illness
In November 2007, the Cole County Health Department collaborated with several community partners to form the Central Missouri WeCan! Coalition to provide education and support for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. The local program is modeled on the national WeCan! initiative, developed by the National Institutes of Health to address three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. The CeMO WeCan! coalition has sponsored events ranging from an East Elementary School third-grade field trip to Save a Lot grocery store to a Kids in the Kitchen program at the Boys and Girls Club. The coalition also offers a Be Fit Family Healthy Lifestyle Program through Jefferson City Parks and Recreation for families with children in the fifth to eighth grade, and the coalition offers a WeCan! Activity and Nutritional Resource Guide specific to Cole County that can be downloaded for free below. The guide includes a listing of trails, playgrounds, parks, etc., as well as a list of local nutrition counseling services.
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Page Last Updated: June 2011