Health Education

The Stokes County Health Department strives to help people improve health by promoting healthier lifestyles.

Provided in the schools, churches, and community
Targets nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, and stress management to reduce likelihood of disease and promote healthy lifestyle choices (other health programs available upon request)
Often free of charge and can be scheduled at flexible times to best meet needs of participants

Partners with other county agencies and community groups to best address health concerns in Stokes County and seeks additional funding as needed to meet county health needs
Attends community events to promote services available and provide health information
Advocates for health policy and environmental changes to promote health in county
Communicates with media and community leaders as needed to promote health programs, Stokes County Center services, and address timely health issues

Responsible for conducting Community Health Assessment every 4 years in collaboration with Healthy Carolinians of Stokes Task Force to identify top health priorities in the community which affects program planning efforts, as well as, need for policy or environmental changes
Responsible for developing State of the County Health Report (in the three years the County Health Assessment is not being conducted) to report health needs to the community and progress being made since previous Community Health Assessment.

Links persons to available community resources
Mental health coordination services available to improve access to mental health services

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential."  Our aim is to help parents or caregivers gain confidence and knowledge to manage behavioral issues (tantrums, fighting) and skill development issues (toilet training, eating independently) in a positive, nurturing manner. 

Wendy Tucker, Health Educator is our Accredited Triple P Provider.  She offers personal consultations for families with children 0-12 years of age.  The consultations are free and can be completed in 1 to 4 sessions, depending on need and progress.

Please call 336-593-2400 ext. 1229 if you have questions or would like to schedule a session.