Community Health Education

The major purpose of community health education is to design, test, promote, and implement intervention programs which result in health-positive behaviors among individuals, families, and community groups. The success of our community health education efforts is based greatly upon strong collaborations with health and human service agencies such as local hospitals, county extension agencies, and schools.

One of our efforts involves administering Health Risk Assessments to our residents through local employers, churches, community events, and schools. Having approximately 1,700 residents complete the assessment each year allows Three Rivers District Health Department to identify the population-based health needs in our communities. The Health Risk Assessment consists of:

  • A simple blood test for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose
  • A blood pressure reading
  • Height and weight measurements
  • Completion of a health survey

The results from the assessment are compiled into an easy-to-read and detailed report that also includes helpful tips for improving a person’s health status through appropriate lifestyle changes.

Additional community health education programs offered by Three Rivers District Health Department include:

  • Telehealth Education for School Health Program (TESH)
  • Pool Cool Program partnering with local swimming pools
  • Project Extra Mile to reduce underage drinking
  • Glo Germ hand washing campaign with local schools
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular education programs in cooperation with Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health
  • Safe Kids Nebraska Child Care Transportation Training

Three Rivers staff is available to provide programs and presentations through local employers, churches, community events, and schools.

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