Health Education occurs throughout all Health Department programs, with a focus on providing education and health promotion services that help the public make informed decisions about their health. Health education programs and activities help the community achieve a healthier lifestyle and promote healthy behaviors.
The BCHD Health Education section encourages residents to get and stay healthy through seminars, presentations, exercise classes, workshops and outreach events conducted throughout the county all year long. County residents and agencies can request presentations, materials, and screenings from BCHD on a large variety of public health topics by contacting the Health Department.
The Health Education section is also responsible for implementing the Burlington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This plan is updated every 3-5 years when the community health needs assessment is completed. The three public health areas that were identified as areas of opportunity in the county are 1) obesity and overweight populations, 2) chronic diseases, and 3) access to care. Health education sessions focus on these priorities, along with other trending health topics.