Health Education and Outreach

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The goal of the Onslow County Health Department is to improve the quality of life of Onslow County residents through awareness, prevention, and education to provide persons with the knowledge to make informed healthy lifestyle decisions.

The Health Education Team provides a variety of learning opportunities that encourage voluntary adoption of behaviors and supports policies and changes to the environment that promote health and prevent disease and disability. Our health educators can assist you in meeting your educational requirements by tailoring programs to meet the needs of the audience.  

If you would like to request a presentation or class in your community, please fill out an Outreach and Education form or call 910-347-2154 ext 3915.

Health education services are provided on a range of topics:


Physical Activity: Regular physical activity is important for your overall health and fitness. Here you will find more information about physical activity and how it can help you achieve or maintain a healthier lifestyle.       



Health Management: A primary focus of our education is to prevent disease and illness and to encourage the management of existing health conditions.


Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Part of living a healthy lifestyle is making sure we healthy food choices. When certain standards are not followed, people end up with conditions such as diabetes, and obesity. We provide programs on how to have healthy style and good living conditions.


Stress Management: Everyone feels stressed from time to time and that can impact our health. Find out how your Public Health can help you.

 Other topic areas include:

  • Overview of Health Department services
  • Outreach at community events
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health
  • Substance misuse
  • Breast cancer
  • STD awareness and prevention
  • Other topics by request