The focus of Pender County’s Health Education and Promotion Program building  a healthier tomorrow for all Pender County citizens with an emphasis in programs of nutrition and physical activity, obesity prevention and tobacco cessation.

Prevention

It is our goal to promote increased opportunities for these activities through policy and environmental change in the community. Chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol have all been shown to be related in some part to unhealthy food choices and a lack of exercise. Disease can be limited or prevented by making good lifestyle changes in eating and exercise habits.

Public Speakers

If your business, event or community organization is interested in promoting opportunities in these areas, is in need of information or a presentation in a specific health related area or in need of general health education please contact:

Kerrie Timmerman, Substance Use Prevention Health Educator

910-663-3762

or

Monique Travise, Health Educator

910-259-5128

Resources

Eat Smart Move More

Million Hearts

American Diabetes Association

Smoking Cessation Counseling

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

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