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Community Wellness and Prevention

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Community Wellness and Prevention
Published on: 2/7/2012 12:00 AM

​The Public Health Department has a number of Community Wellness & Prevention programs, housed in its Health & Wellness Division.  The Mission of the Health & Wellness Division is to build community partnerships that increase leadership engagement in promoting health & wellness among the Nevada County community-at-large, community-based organizations, agencies, schools, and individuals.

The Health & Wellness Division creates and implements health promotion and wellness programs based on formal needs assessments and community requests.  Health & Wellness staff works closely with community health providers, school personnel and administrators, and various community-based organizations.  Staff implements health and wellness programs at the environmental level in addition to promotion of Countywide ordinances and policies that promote public health.

Health & Wellness Programs include:

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention (Under Construction)

DigiTales: Digital Storytelling Teen Project

Friday Night Live Prevention Program (Under Construction)

NCTeen: Nevada County Teen Help

Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) 

Tobacco Use Prevention

Wellness Groups for Teens