Harnett County, North Carolina
 
Health Department 
 
Health Promotion/Healthy Communities

Health Promotion/Healthy Communities

The goals of this program 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.

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.

Program staff form partnerships with health care providers, schools, work-sites, faith organizations, leaders and many others to bring about changes in our community.