Health Education

Health Education and Promotion Services

The Health Education Office works to improve the health of the residents of Oldham County by providing individuals, groups and communities with the tools to make informed decisions about their well-being.

Wellness is defined by promoting or maintaining good health rather than the correction of poor health.  The Health Education staff encourages residents to proactively take responsibility for one’s health.

The Health Education staff actively works with the community in sustaining the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham, which supports our Health Department’s Vision:  Healthy People…Strong Community. Check out the Coalition’s website.

Presentations

A variety of health presentations can be requested from your school, worksite or community agency.  Just contact the Health Education office at 222-3516.  Topics include, but are not limited to: tobacco, handwashing, nutrition, sun safety, bike safety, physical activity, abstinence, STD/STI, cancer prevention, diabetes, radon, dental health, and cardiovascular disease.

Classes

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of classes related to their health.  Community classes include Diabetes Self-Management, Cooper-Clayton Smoking Cessation, Breastfeeding Classes, and Nutrition/Healthy Cooking Demonstrations.

Click here to see the list of classes or contact the Health Education Office at 222-3516.