The Health Education Division strives to promote the health and safety of Jefferson County residents through education, community partnerships, policy change, advocacy, and resources. We provide many services including educational presentations, wellness screenings, nutrition consults, tobacco cessation support, child care clock hour training, car seat checks and distribution, cooking classes, and more. We also work with School Wellness Program Grant, Adult Brain Injury, and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
Health Education Classes
Health Education provides various presentations for all ages on topics such as nutrition and physical activity, healthy habits, and tobacco and substance abuse. Click for a listing of current offerings.
Smoking Cessation Classes
Health Education also provides a tobacco cessation class, Freedom From Smoking. This is a 7 week support group based program designed to provide you with tools, techniques, and support that will help you quit smoking successfully. Call 636-282-1010 x 111 for more information or to register for classes.
Car Seat Program
Health Education has 2 car seat technicians who provide car seat safety checks and car seat distribution. If you are interested in a car seat safety check or in need of a car seat, call for more information or to set up an appointment.
Adult Brain Injury
The Adult Brain Injury (ABI) Program is a grant funded program through the Department of Health and Senior Services. The ABI Program provides assistance in locating, coordinating, and purchasing rehabilitation and psychological services for individuals who have survived a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The ABI Program provides two primary services: service coordination and rehabilitation services.
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program isa grant funded program through the Department of Health and Human Services. CYSHCN provides assistance statewide to individuals from birth to age 21 who have or are at increased risk for a medical condition that may hinder normal physical growth and development and who require more medical services than children and youth generally. CYSHCN provides two primary services: service coordination and limited funding for services for medically necessary diagnostic and treatment services.
12345 FitTastic! is a healthy lifestyles initiative that originated out of Kansas City, MO. Jefferson County Health Department will be working hard to bring the message of FitTastic to our community by partnering with community agencies, schools, and organizations to positively impact the health of our county. Click the link below to learn more about the 12345 FitTastic program!