The Anderson County Health Department Promotes Public Health Through Various Activities During National Public Health Week

Anderson County Public Health Week to Feature Exciting Special Events

During National Public Health Week, the Anderson County Health Department is taking part in various activities to promote public health. On April 1, staff members will be assisting patients with registering to vote and collecting hygiene products to donate to the Tennessee Out-Reach Center for Homeless. Additionally, the department is partnering with UT Extension to offer an after-school yoga club at Glenwood Elementary.

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

April 3 will see more sessions of the “Catch My Breath” curriculum for fifth graders, followed by a promotion of access to vaccines and continued Matter of Balance class at the Senior Center on April 4.

On April 5, the hygiene products collected will be donated to the center for homeless, and staff members are encouraged to walk at work. Finally, on April 7, staff members will attend the “Celebration of a Young Child” event to promote the future of public health.

Anderson County Health Department Director Charles Turner expressed his pride in his staff’s hard work and dedication towards improving the health and well-being of residents in Anderson County through programs such as CHANT, GIFTS, and TNSTRONG.

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