Health Education

The goal of our Health Education section is to develop, maintain, or reinforce positive health behaviors; help change attitudes; and increase knowledge and awareness of health issues, in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle. To accomplish these goals we provide guidance on educational methods, techniques, and materials to health department staff, work with community organizations and citizens concerned with the delivery of health care and health education. We also provide presentations regarding healthy living to the community.

Health Promotion Activities

These activities promote the over-all health of the community. Currently the focus includes

• Promoting healthy eating

• Increasing physical activity

• Reducing tobacco use

Car Seat Program

Distributes car seats (as available) to Davidson County residents in need and provides instruction and demonstration in the correct use and installation of the car seat.

Provides checks and instruction for county residents who have car seats and want to verify correct use and/or proper installation

Services are provided by a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

Program eligibility requirements

1. Car seat distribution – Davidson County residents meeting financial qualifications of less than 250% poverty level.

2. Car seat use/installation checks and instruction – anyone

Contact Jen Hames 336-242-2354

Public Pulse

Holiday Safety Tips

Epilepsy Awareness

Baby's Safe Sleep

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Heart Health Month

Childbirth (Lamaze) Classes

This program provides instruction regarding what to expect during labor and delivery and the postpartum period. Classes are taught by a Certified Lamaze Instructor

Program eligibility requirements

Expectant Davidson County residents and their support person

Contact Karen Villines 336-242-2880

Community Data and Health Information Resources

Community and Health Status Data

Community Assistance Brochure

Davidson County Resource List

Free Clinics

Physical Activity Brochure

Press Releases

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Ribbon Cutting at Lake-Thom-A-Lex

Third case of Rabies in 2017