The goals of the Health Promotion program at the Harnett County Department of Public Health are to build healthy communities, promote healthful living and reduce the risks of disease through policy and environmental changes in terms of physical activity, healthy food choices and portions, and tobacco use cessation.
The Health Promotion Health Educators design and implement programs that create healthful living and help reduce risks of diseases. We develop policy and environmental changes and conduct community assessments to evaluate the outcomes of choosing healthy behaviors.
Health Promotion programs help neighborhoods develop organizational and advocacy skills to facilitate changes that sustain healthy behaviors.
Health Promotion staff form partnerships with other health care providers, schools, work-sites, faith organizations, leaders and many others to bring about changes in our community.