Horizon Public Health
Horizon Main Office - Douglas County
809 Elm St, Ste 1200, Alexandria, MN, 56308-2675
Distance: 1165 Miles
Health and wellness education promotes healthy behaviors to reduce health risks, manage common conditions and prevent physical and mental health problems.
Coordinates programs to encourage healthy lifestyles, including:
* Youth Alcohol and drug prevention
* Traffic safety
* Tobacco prevention
* Statewide health improvement partnership
* Air quality
* Water quality
* Reproductive health services
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Five counties: Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse
Other Services or resources
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LH-2700.6000-300Healthy Eating Programs Definition
Programs that promote the benefits of healthy eating and encourage people of all ages to voluntarily adopt food choices and other food and nutrition-related behaviors that are conducive to health and well-being. People are encouraged to choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products while limiting their consumption of saturated fats, sodium and sugars, controlling their intake of alcohol and balancing their overall food intake with physical activity. The objective of many of these programs is to prevent obesity in children and adolescents and the increased risk of associated health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes that often persist during adulthood.
LH-2700.6450Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion Definition
Programs that promote the benefits of an active lifestyle and encourage people of all ages to participate in regular physical activity as a means of improving health, preventing disease and enhancing the overall quality of their lives. The programs may be tailored for specific populations such as children, adolescents, older adults, employees or people with disabilities; and generally explain why physical activity is important, offer suggestions regarding easy ways to integrate physical activity into a daily routine (such as taking the stairs, going for a walk or parking further away than one usually does), describe specific benefits that can be experienced (such as building strong bones, strengthening muscles, maintaining flexibility, achieving and maintaining ideal weight, maintaining cardiovascular health, meeting new friends and improving physical self-esteem), and provide guidelines for the type and level of activity that is required to develop and maintain fitness or achieve other health-related goals.
LH-2700.9500Wellness Programs Definition
Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health problems.