Anderson County Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week with Community Initiatives

Anderson County Public Health Week to Feature Exciting Special Events

In honor of National Public Health Week, the Anderson County Health Department is taking part in several initiatives to promote public health and wellness. On April 1st, staff members will be on hand to assist patients with voter registration and collect hygiene products to donate to the Tennessee Out-Reach Center for Homeless. They are also collaborating with UT Extension to offer an after-school yoga club at Glenwood Elementary.

On April 2nd, staff will promote outdoor activities at the Anderson County Senior Center with their Matter of Balance class. The Public Health Educator will lead a tobacco/vaping prevention program called “Catch My Breath” for fifth graders at Grand Oaks Elementary. Anti-tobacco signage will also be distributed at participating schools.

On April 3rd, more sessions of the “Catch My Breath” curriculum will be held for fifth graders. On April 4th, staff will continue promoting access to vaccines and host another Matter of Balance class at the Senior Center.

On April 5th, the hygiene products collected will be donated to the center for homeless individuals, and staff members are encouraged to walk at work as part of a healthy lifestyle campaign. Finally, on April 7th, staff members will attend the “Celebration of a Young Child” event to raise awareness about the importance of public health and wellness for children and families alike.

Anderson County Health Department Director Charles Turner expressed pride in his team’s hard work and dedication to providing valuable services to their community. The department offers programs such as CHANT, GIFTS, and TNSTRONG to support the health and well-being of residents in Anderson County.

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