CONTACT

DIVISION OF HEALTH PROMOTION

PHONE:
     404-612-1688



EMAIL:
kristin.dixon@fultoncountyga.gov

CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are among the leading causes of death of Fulton County residents. It is the mission of our Chronic Disease Prevention Program to educate, inform and empower local citizens to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases. We do that by working with community agencies to raise knowledge about chronic disease and the actions that individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders can take to improve health outcomes.


Healthy Lifestyle Presentations

We provide health education to youth, adults, and seniors, on health-promoting behaviors and resources available to support healthy lifestyles. Below is a list of the presentations we offer in communities:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical Activity or Active Living
  • Quit Smoking  
  • Healthy Living (topics focusing on specific national health observances month)
  • How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
  • Take Control! How to Manage your Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms 


Healthy Lifestyle Interventions

We also offer more intensive, evidence-based health intervention series intended to meet specific health needs. These intervention programs are offered throughout the year to Fulton County residents, 18 years of age or over, and may be scheduled by request in collaboration with a participating agency.

  • Freedom from Smoking: Did you know that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death? Freedom from Smoking is a proven, eight-week program that is free for anyone living in Fulton County. The class teaches participants how to set a quit date, build a quit plan, and learn how to stay smoke-free.
  • Prevent T-2 Lifestyle Change Program: Many people are on the path to developing diabetes or other chronic conditions but are not aware of it. The Prevent T-2 Lifestyle Change program is a proven program to prevent or delay chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. This CDC-approved 12-month course is offered free of charge for all who participate.

 

Health Fairs/Community Events for Promoting Chronic Disease Prevention Resources

Through participation in health fairs and other community events, we have provided hundreds of educational resources and have linked individuals to community support services. If you would like the Fulton County Board of Health Division of Health Promotion to participate in a community event/health fair hosted by your organization, please complete our Chronic Disease Community Events Request Form.  See request forms below.

 

Chronic Disease Community Events Request Form.

Please, submit the form 60-days in advance of your event.  Requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and will be evaluated to determine our participation.

Our office will contact you as soon as a determination is made. If the Fulton County Board of Health does not offer the services and/or is not able to provide the requested services, we may offer health literature. For more information, please contact Ruben Brambila at 404-613-4238.

Upcoming Opportunities

We are in the process of piloting or implementing the following initiatives. Do you want to learn more about these upcoming opportunities? Contact us for more information.   

  • Wellness @ Work: Did you know that healthy employees are often more productive employees? Wellness @ Work is a pilot initiative aimed at encouraging small businesses to incorporate wellness strategies within their place of employment. Small business owners will be provided with on-site technical assistance, curricula, and a resource box with free physical activity, healthy eating, and stress management resources for their employees to use. 

 

  • Smoke-free Multi-unit Housing: Are you looking to make your site smoke-free? Using the BreatheEasy Georgia Homes approach, we educate multi-unit housing property managers, property owners, management companies, and residents on the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure and the need for smoke-free policies to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. BreatheEasy Georgia Homes provides properties with resources such as sample policies and policy enforcement tools to eliminate secondhand smoke exposure in multi-unit homes.

 

Collaboration and Technical Assistance

Your organization can implement small changes that can have lasting effects on chronic disease prevention.  The Chronic Disease Prevention program is available for collaboration and ongoing technical assistance to support partners in meeting their chronic disease prevention goals. Invite us to your next collaborative meeting or get in touch with us to connect on strategic approaches to help improve the lives of Fulton County residents.

 

Request Forms

Community Outreach Event Request Form

Health Education Request Form

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