The Health Education Department’s responsibility is to provide the residents of Edgar County with health and safety information that will contribute to their everyday lives. We believe education is the key to prevention. Listed below are many topics taught by the Health Education Department. 

                      • Tobacco Prevention/Cessation
                      • E-cigarette/Vaping
                      • STIs
                      • Hep C
                      • HIV
                      • Drug abuse
                      • Handwashing
                      • Hygiene
                      • Oral Health Instruction
                      • Safety
                      • Women’s Health

With the E-cigarette epidemic continuing to rise and the popularity of E-cigarettes among youth at an all-time high, E-cigarette/Vaping Education continues to be one of the most requested health topics to be presented at local schools. Our Health Educator is available to give E-cigarette presentations to students in grades 5-12. E-cigarette/Vaping is a current hot topic and information regarding the dangers of Vaping is not well-known, so it is very important that we continue to spread the word to our youth about the health risks associated with vaping and dispel the many myths and misinformation about the topic. These presentations have shown to be well-received by students and staff alike.

The Health Educator also participates in the Bee Well Coalition, C.A.R.E. Coalition, Tobacco Coalition, the REC Summer Camp Program, local Health fairs, parades, festivals, parent advisory meetings, and other community events continually throughout the year.

2022 Statistics:

Presentation: Age Group: # of Schools Received
E-Cigarette/Vaping Education 6th-12th Grade 2
Handwashing Pre-K – 3rd Grade 1
Oral Health Information Pre-K – 6th Grade 15
Activity / Event / Presentation # of Presentations
Daycare Presentations (Nutrition, Oral Health, etc.) 2
REC School’s Out Presentations 5
Health Fairs 2
Parades / Festivals / Community Events 8
Parent Advisory Meetings 1

If you would like our Health Educator to attend your event or to schedule a presentation for your school or organization, please call: 217-466-3549