The Cleveland County Health Department Health Education Program provides education, promotion, and prevention services to the residents of Cleveland County. Services include but are not limited to:
- Reproductive Health and Safety
- Assisting Community Groups to assess problems such as teen pregnancy, violence prevention and cardiovascular disease prevention
- Available for Community Health Programs and School Health Programs
- Providing Educational Support to all Units of the Health Department
- Roots and Wings
- Strategic Planning and Marketing for the Health Department
- Community Outreach for Drug Abuse Prevention (CODAP)
- SOBIR Program
- Coordination of Special Programs
*The Step One Challenge and Step One 5K (web)
*Satellite Farmer’s Market (web)
*Safe Kids Cleveland County and Walk to School Day (web)
*Minority Health Conference
*Paul Sarazen Forum on Children’s Health
*School-based Substance Abuse Prevention Programming: Project Northland Power Lines
*Operation Medicine Drop (2012-2013 flyer)
- Planning and Leading Various Coalitions (accepting new members!)
*Minority Health Council
*Eat Smart Move More Cleveland County
*Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
*Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition
*If interested in joining any of these committees please contact Anne Short at 704-484-5112.
The health education staff is also involved with the Community Transformation Grant Project. Our local coordinator is Tammy Bass (email). If you would like to know more about the Community Transformation Grant project, click here.
Meet the Staff:
Below you’ll find the staff of health education and the programs they manage. If you are interested in more information, please contact them either by phone or email at the numbers provided below.
Community Health Services Director
Anne is the captain of this ship. She is responsible for overseeing everything the health education staff undertakes. She is also responsible for all services that are directed out of house in the community. As if this wasn’t enough, Anne is also the director of the Alliance for Health, whose goal is to bring community partners together to better the lives of Cleveland County citizens.
Health Education Supervisor
Henry has a variety of responsibilities, including supervision of CODAP services, the SOBIR program, management of the website and he is the graphic artist for the health department. He also runs the Step One Challenge and Step One 5K, teaches reproductive health and safety and teaches puberty.
Public Health Education Specialist
Dana is the Roots & Wings Program Coordinator. Roots & Wings is a grant funded program that provides substance abuse assessments and education to referred Cleveland County juveniles. Roots & Wings also provides parent/youth skill building classes to referred juveniles and their parents/guardians.
Public Health Educator II
Joyce is the Health Promotion Coordinator for Cleveland County. Her main job focus is to help the citizens of Cleveland County to lead a more healthful lifestyle. She is involved in schools and the communities trying to make changes in policies and the environment that will lead to a healthier Cleveland County.
Public Health Education Specialist
Katie serves as the Reproductive Health and Safety Coordinator. Her primary responsibility is to help the schools meet the requirements for the Healthy Youth Act by providing reproductive health and safety training and education to school staff and students. She coordinates puberty education for all fifth grade students in Cleveland County. In addition, Katie sees SOBIR clients.
Public Health Educator I
Tyler currently works at the Health Department and teaches a comprehensive drug prevention class to all Cleveland County 8th grade students. He also manages the health department’s Tuesday morning satellite farmer’s market and assists Henry with the Step One Challenge and Step One 5K. Tyler also sees SOBIR clients.