National Health Education Week (10/16/2023-10/20/2023) – District Health Department 10

National Health Education Week

Key Facts

According to the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE):

  • Health education improves the health status of individuals, communities, states, and the nation.
  • Health education enhances the quality of life for all people.
  • Health education reduces costly premature deaths and disability.
  • Health education focuses on prevention reducing the financial and human costs spent on medical treatment.

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week – October 16-20, 2023! The focus of this celebration is on increasing national awareness on major public health issues and promoting a better understanding of the role of health education. The theme for this year is Advancing Health, Equity, & Civil Rights.

Health Education Specialists are assets to their communities as they offer knowledge, skills, and training, as well as spend countless hours educating the public on health issues to promote overall health and wellbeing (eg diabetes prevention, tobacco cessation, policies and systems that prevent disease , etc). The health education team at DHD#10 provides direct programming for substance use prevention, chronic disease prevention, and behavioral health as well as support for community coalitions and communication health needs assessment