Health Promotions

Chastyn Webster is our Health Educator for Health Promotions and Violence Prevention. She discusses a variety of topics including interpersonal violence, fundamental mental health education and bystander intervention skills. She is trained to present evidence-based violence prevention curriculum such as: “Safe Dates”, a curriculum for healthy relationships for teenagers; “I am Little Red,” a program discussing human trafficking for teenagers using the common “Little Red Riding Hood” fairytale; “Coaching Boys into Men,” for coaches of high-school aged boys to learn healthy relationships skills; and “Safety Matters” from the Monique Burr Foundation, for youth from elementary to high school discussing child abuse, internet safety and identifying safe adults.

She is also a trained facilitator of, “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Take Charge of Your Diabetes,” which discusses nutrition and provides participants with a tool box of skills to manage their chronic conditions. She frequently presents information regarding the fundamentals of healthy eating and exercising. She can alter the information to better fit the population, for example, by providing nutrition information for those with diabetes or even aging adults.

If you are interested in holding a program via the internet to ensure social distancing practices, please feel free to contact her at cwebster@sullivanhealth.org or by phone at 423.279.2791 for information regarding her services.

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.

For more information on this topic or to schedule a meeting with our Health Promotions coordinator, please contact Chastyn Webster at cwebster@sullivanhealth.org.