Public Health Week in Anderson County: Community Engagement and Outreach Efforts

Anderson County Public Health Week to Feature Exciting Special Events

The Anderson County Health Department is celebrating National Public Health Week by participating in various activities to promote public health. On April 1, staff will be helping patients register to vote and collecting hygiene products to donate to the Tennessee Out-Reach Center for Homeless. They are also 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 with their Matter of Balance class. The Public Health Educator will host a tobacco/vaping prevention program called “Catch My Breath” at Grand Oaks Elementary for fifth graders. Anti-tobacco signage will be dropped off at participating schools.

April 3 will include more sessions of the “Catch My Breath” curriculum for fifth graders. On April 4, staff will be promoting access to vaccines and continuing the Matter of Balance class at the Senior Center.

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

Anderson County Health Department Director Charles Turner expressed pride in the hard work of their staff and the services they provide to the community. The department offers programs such as CHANT, GIFTS, and TNSTRONG to support the health and well-being of residents.

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