Health Education & Promotion

Health educators coordinate activities that focus attention on lifestyle choices that will result in positive differences for at-risk groups. Health Educators are available to join you for your community/school events. Displays are set up according to the population that will be attending the event. Displays include, but are not limited to: Sugars, Fats, Soft Drinks, Exercise, My Plate, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Contraceptives, Sexual Health, Tobacco/Alcohol/Drugs and others. 

What is a Health Educator?
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities as a whole.

What do Health Educators Teach?
Our main focus areas are Obesity, Nutrition, Diabetes, Tobacco, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness, Decision Making Skills and anything else deemed necessary that is health related.

Where do the Health Educators teach?
The Rutherford County Health Educators can go community centers, senior centers, schools, faith –based organizations, workplace, and community events anywhere in Rutherford County.

How much does it cost to have a health educator at my event?
This is a completely free service offered by the Rutherford County Health Department.

What is the health educators target audience?
Our target audience is all ages in Rutherford County. Though some programs are designed for specific age groups, we can redesign programs to fit your group.

If you are interested in having one of our health educators come out to you and present on a certain topic, please contact us:

Call: 615-898-7880

 Email: LaShan Mathews Dixon at: [email protected]