The Health Promotions program focuses on the Healthy People 2020 Goals. These goals focus on attaining a high quality, healthy life. The Health Promotions Grant strives to live a healthy lifestyle by promoting healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Healthy People 2020 aims to reach four overarching goals:
Primary prevention for preventable diseases, disability, injury, and premature death.
Achieve health quality, eliminate health disparities, and improve the health of all groups.
Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors.
Obesity, nutrition, and physical education are a high focus in the Health Promotions Program.
In Sullivan County, 37.3% of youth are overweight or obese. 30% of adults are obese.
Although Obesity is a leading cause of death in the United States, it is 100% preventable and it can be reversed!
Some of the healthy changes you can make are:
- Increase your physical activity
- Decrease your calorie intake
- Control portions of food
- Replace high calorie/ sugar filled drinks with WATER!In addition, get plenty of rest, manage your stress, and develop a positive attitude!For more information, you can visit:http:/www.cdc.gov/obesity/ and http:/stateofobesity.org/states/tn/ .The Health Promotions Coordinator has educational materials available for the community, schools, clubs, and other organizations.