Community Health Education
Health Education is a FREE and interactive way for schools, businesses, and community organizations in Walworth County to learn and gain skills to prevent injury and disease, improve health, and enhance quality of life. Health Education can be offered to individuals or in a group/class setting; and offered at Walworth County Health and Human Services or on site at your location. A Walworth County Public Health staff member will lead and customize each presentation to maximize the benefit for each group. Find available opportunities below.
- Environmental Health
- Disease Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Awareness
- Substance Use
Lead, the Hidden Danger
Learn about lead poisoning, its effects on the body, how to prevent it, and how to avoid lead exposure during home remodeling. Target Audience: Parents, caregivers, families, people who work in the construction &/or child care field.
Radon in the Home
Covers the basics of radon. What it is, where it is found, and what to do about it. Target Audience: Adults
What's in the Water
Learn about how ground water can become contaminated and the filtration process to make it safe to drink.
Target Audience: Upper Elementary Sutdents
A program of the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation in which trained nurses lead free health education sessions in the community on women’s health topics. The goal is to educate Wisconsin women about disease prevention and healthy lifestyle changes. Available topics include: Better Brain Health, Bone Health, Gynecological Cancer, Heart Health, Mental Health, Opioid Misuse Prevention, Oral Health, Self-Care, Smoke Free Spaces, Advance Care Planning, Breast Cancer, Diabetes Prevention. Target Audience: Adult Women
Nutrition staff host cooking demonstrations on how to make easy and healthy foods. Children are welcome. Target Audience: All
Come and meet other moms and learn about getting off to a good start to breastfeeding. Bring your support system and discuss common misconceptions and learn to maintain supply with other mothers and certified lactation specialists in a casual atmosphere. Target Audience: Pregnant and new mothers
Healthy Mom Happy Baby
Six weekly sessions for pregnant women under the age of 21 and their support person. Education and information on infant safety, development, safe sleep, stress management, car seat safety, support services and more.
QPR is a suicide prevention training that teaches 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide or help someone in crisis. This 60-90 minute training teaches you how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, and how to get help to save a life. Target audience: Businesses, schools, healthcare and fire/EMS professionals, faith-based organizations, adolescent groups, and any community member wanting to learn how to recognize the signs of suicide.
Hidden in Plain Sight
Vaping Prevention Education Presentation
Free educational presentation that focuses on vaping data, components of a vape device, health consequences, effects on the young brain and quitting resources. This presentation can be adapted for all audiences, from elementary age to adults.