Community Health Education

Our Health Education section offers a wide variety of presentations for classrooms, parent groups, and community groups.

To schedule a program, please call 217-535-3100 and Press 6 to speak with someone from Health Education.

Opioid Education & Naloxone Distribution

Community presentations are available regarding the opioid epidemic, local impact, recovery, and how you can help. Presentations may include training and FREE Narcan kits for anyone the age of 18 or older wishing to carry naloxone. For more information, please call 217-535-3100 and Press 6.

Sexual Health Education

Classroom programs for High School and Middle Schools:

Comprehensive Sex Education

  • Number of sessions: 8
  • Length of sessions: 45-60 minutes

Condensed Sex Education - Dating and Relationships; Consent and other Laws; and STDs/HIV

  • Number of sessions: 8
  • Length of sessions: 45-60 minutes

Customized classes for parents on how to talking about sexual health to their children.

Individual or Group Level programs for teens, young adults or parents regarding any sexual health topic.

STDs: Everything Sangamon County Teens Need to Know

Audience: School Grades 8 – 12, Adults, Community Groups
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions: 50 minutes

Overview of program: Students learn about the adult responsibilities related to contracting STDs; how it can affect current and future relationships; and the surprisingly high rate of STDs among teens ages 15 – 19.

Face the Future

Audience:  School Grades 6 and 7
Number of sessions:  4
Length of sessions:  45 minutes

Overview of program:  Life skills education through demonstrations, discussions, and activities. Topics include goal setting, decision making, friendship & dating, and communication.

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Audience:  School Grades 5-12, Adult, Community Groups
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions:  45 minutes

Overview of program:  Utilizing an interactive PowerPoint presentation, the educator discusses the issues of body image, self-esteem, and media influences that contribute to the development of eating disorders.

Hand Washing & Hygiene

Audience: School Grades K-7
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions: 45 minutes

Overview of program:  This program is developed to review any area of personal health, including proper hygiene, hand washing, and disease prevention.

Activity: Glow Germ

Hand Washing/Hygiene/Food Safety

Audience: School Grades 8-12, Adults, and Community Groups
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions:  45 minutes

Overview of program:  Discusses the importance of hand washing in regard to food safety. For older students, educates on proper food handling, restaurant inspections, and food-borne illnesses.

Activity: Glow Germ

Skin Cancer Prevention

Audience: School Grades 7-12, Adults, Community Groups
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions: 45 minutes

Overview of program: Utilizing an interactive PowerPoint Presentation the educator discusses the damage overexposure to the sun and UV rays can cause. Provides tips on protection from skin cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms of skin cancer and treatment options.

Activity: Dermascan

Oral Health

Audience:  School Grades PreK-12, Adults, Community Groups
Number of sessions:  1
Length of sessions: 15-45 minutes, depending on grade level

Overview of program:  This program provides age appropriate information on oral health. Topics may include:  brushing instructions, flossing instructions, tooth development, dental visits, nutrition, sealants, mouth guards, orthodontics, piercing, bleaching, tobacco effects, oral cancer, and the link between oral health and overall health.

Smokeless Tobacco Education Program

Audience: School Grades 7-12, Adults, Community Groups
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions: 45 minutes

Overview of program:  Students will learn about the different types of smokeless tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Information on health effects, addiction, and how tobacco companies use marketing strategies to target youth are presented.

Smoke Free, That’s Me!

Audience: School Grades 2nd, 4th, & 6th
Number of sessions: 1
Length of sessions: 45-50 minutes

Overview of program:  Designed to educate 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade students on the adverse health effects of tobacco use and the dangers of tobacco use. The students will learn how the heart and lung function, how tobacco harms the body, and how the tobacco industry tricks young people into smoking.