Assistance in quitting tobacco use, including: smoke and smoke free tobacco, c-ciggs, prevention plans. They also have information about : breast feeding, family planning, food safety, healthy aging, healthy home, illnesses and diseases, immunization, infant-child-teens, injury and violence prevention, marijuana, men's health, nutrition and physical activity, oral health, poisoning and drug overdose.
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Child Care Action Council supports caregivers, parents and communities in creating quality early learning opportunities for young children. We serve over 34,000 families and 950 providers in six counties. Since opening our doors in 1987, the CCAC has excelled at its mission to promote and nurture early learning communities where families and children thrive through multiple programs and services that all benefit young children.
Free emergency instructions and information on potential poisonings and toxic exposures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These may include, but are not limited to: chemicals, food, medicines, alcohol, marijuana or any other substance that you are unsure of.
The Nurse-Family Partnership is a FREE nurse home visiting program for women who are having their first baby, are low income and are less than 28 weeks pregnant. A nurse visits each family every week or two during pregnancy and until the baby is 2 years old.
This program is a comprehensive network of public health professionals functioning to strengthen public health infrastructure in preparation for any natural or human made disaster. Key focus areas include preparedness planning and readiness; surveillance and epidemiological capacity; communications; risk communication and health information dissemination; and education and training.
Informal research-based education to the community in the areas of: 4-H Youth Development; Leadership Development; Food Safety and Nutrition; Horticulture and Natural Resources; Family Budgeting; Clothing and Textiles; Parenting; Composting and Recycling; Working with Volunteers; Master Gardener Clinics. Education is provided by workshops, written publications, one-on-one responses to phone calls, newsletters and volunteer outreach.
The Continuing Education Department offers health, safety, prevention and wellness education. Courses address issues relevant to caregivers and the clients they serve as well as other health care providers and family caregivers. Most classes and programs are offered at a minimal fee. For more information or a current list of classes, call 442-2602.