Community Health

Chronic Disease Prevention

Fulton County Board of Health - Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer are the leading causes of death among adults in the US. Many of these are attributed to the following lifestyle choices:

The Chronic Disease Prevention Team provides programming and supports policy, system, and environmental changes to address these risk factors and improve the health outcomes of those who live, work, and socialize in Fulton County.

Health Education

We offer a series of introductory presentations to educate residents on how to make healthy decisions regarding their eating habits, physical activity, and tobacco use. Custom seminars can be designed upon request to suit different target audiences. We currently offer the following topics:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Active Living
  • Protecting Your Body and Community from the Dangers of Tobacco
  • Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Find out more on how to request a health education presentation/seminar.

Health Interventions

 Interventions are designed to help participants achieve specific health goals and are offered throughout the year. Contact us if you are interested in enrolling or hosting any of these programs: 

Lifestyle Change Program

This CDC-approved program is offered free of charge and is designed to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Participants work with a trained lifestyle coach to learn what skills are needed to make behavioral changes such as: eating healthy, getting enough physical activity, managing stress, staying motivated, and solving problems that threaten the ability to stick to these improvements.

Healthy Heart Ambassador Program

This four-month long, CDC-approved program helps adults with high blood pressure better manage their condition by providing nutrition education and support to self-monitor blood pressure on a consistent basis. Individuals participate in group classes, as well as receive individualized coaching.

Freedom From Smoking Program

This seven-week program offers guidance on how to set a quit date, develop a plan to quit, and stay smoke-free. It is available virtually or in person to adults 18 years and older. For more information on tobacco use prevention and cessation click here.

Wellness @ Work

This initiative encourages the adoption of worksite wellness practices for employees of community-based organizations and small businesses throughout Fulton County. Anyone who is interested in receiving educational information, policy guidance and implementation, or fitness equipment to jump-start or enhance their current offering to create a healthy work environment, and improve employee health outcomes should take advantage of this opportunity. Small business owners are encouraged to contact us for individualized technical assistance in worksite wellness.

Request Health Education or Community Event Speaker

We can provide educational material and resources on chronic disease prevention and management. If you would like to request our participation in a community event, please submit the request 60 days in advance.

Fill out and submit one of the request forms below based on your specific need. We will contact you when a determination is made. If Fulton County Board of Health is not able to provide the requested services, we may offer health literature or refer you to another organization or community partner who can help.

For more information about any of our programs and services, email or call 404-613-4238.

Collaboration on Policies, Systems, and Environmental Change

 We know that educational programming alone is not enough to promote healthy decisions as not all populations have access to the resources that they need.

Policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change is a way of modifying the environment to make good health a reality for all community members, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income status. PSE change works to influence changes in lawmaking, shape physical landscapes to reduce toxicity, improve institutions to make healthy living easier, and tackle the root causes of health inequities. PSE change strategies promote healthy behaviors by making healthy choices readily available and easily accessible in the community.

We are available to collaborate with community members and partners on promoting PSE changes to create environments that make healthy lifestyles accessible to all residents. Invite us to your next collaborative meeting or contact us to connect on strategic approaches to help improve the lives of Fulton County residents.

For more information about any of our programs and services, email or call 404-613-4238.

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