Educational Programs

Montgomery County Health Department offers educational programs to organizations, schools, worksites and the community free of charge. Health educators develop these programs based on grant funds determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other grant sources.

If you are interested in having a health educator give a presentation to your group, please fill out the Program Request Form and fax to Health Promotion at 610-278-5167.

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Topic Age / Audience Description
Car Seat Safety Adult Certified child safety seat technicians encourage active participation of the parent or caregiver so they may learn and acquire skills for proper installation and use of their child's car seat. PA laws regarding child passenger safety are also incorporated.
Colorectal Cancer Adults and older adults Prevention education for Colorectal health. Content includes: when to get screenings, risk factors and healthy tips to prevent colorectal cancer.
Diabetes Adults and older adults Prevention education for Diabetes. Content includes: proper nutrition, physical activity, risk factors and prevention methods for diabetes.
Heart Health Adults and older adults Prevention program explaining healthy behaviors which lead to overall heart health including: eating healthy foods, exercising most days of the week, getting enough sleep, knowing the risk factors of heart disease and learning how to prevent them.
Hepatitis B & C Any age as requested Programs on Hepatitis are conducted in various settings and priority is given to those groups and individuals at most risk. Programs take place in schools, religious institutions, drug and alcohol facilities, youth centers, jails, and community centers. The content of these presentations is directed toward the expressed interest and need of the community group. The content includes, but is not limited to epidemiology, prevention, signs and symptoms, transmission and treatment.
HIV/AIDS Any age as requested Programs on HIV are conducted in various settings and priority is given to those groups and individuals at most risk. Programs take place in schools, religious institutions, drug and alcohol facilities, youth centers, jails, and community centers. The content includes, but is not limited to Epidemiology, Prevention, Signs and Symptoms, Transmission and Treatment
Home Safety Parents and older Program instructs parents and adults on ways to keep their home safe for themselves and their families. Tips in this program include: fire prevention, fall prevention and overall injury prevention.
Immunizations Senior Centers; Childcare Centers; School Nurses; Healthcare Providers Program to educate the public, as well as, professional staff on the principles of vaccination and proper immunization practices, including current guidelines on the timing and spacing of vaccines, vaccine safety, storage & handling. Strategies for improving immunization rates are also addressed.
Lead Poisoning Community agencies (e.g., WIC, Headstarts); Healthcare Providers; Daycare Staff Program to educate the public, as well as, professional staff on the environmental and behavioral risk factors of childhood lead poisoning. Instruction is given regarding risk reduction for lead exposure, as well as, screening and treatment options.
Lyme Disease All ages Program provides information on signs and symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention measures and resources.
Nutrition Preschool, elementary school, adults and older adults Program addresses proper eating habits for all ages. Content includes: the food guide pyramid, importance of eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day and incorporating calcium rich foods into the daily diet.
Oral Health Preschoolers; School-aged Children; Pregnant Woman & Mothers Program to educate the public about the importance of maintaining good oral health, through proper nutrition, dental hygiene and professional dental care.
Osteoporosis Girls 10-17, adults and older adults Program addresses the definition of osteoporosis, risk factors, bone creation and loss cycle, bone density testing, calcium-rich foods, calcium supplementation, weight-bearing exercises and home safety tips to prevent falls.
Physical Activity Ages 4 to 10 Program addresses the importance of moving and incorporating physical activity most days of the week as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Poison Prevention Ages 4 to Adult Program to raise children's awareness of things in the home that could be a potential poison. They are taught not to eat or drink anything unless their parents say it's ok.
Rabies Prevention All ages Program to reduce risk-associated behavior with animals, therefore, lowering the number of animal bite cases. Also provides information on animal and human rabies including epidemiology, prevention, signs and symptoms, transmission and treatment.
Skin Cancer/ Sun Safety All ages Program addresses various skin protection methods to prevent skin cancer later in life. Using hats, clothing and sunscreen and staying out of the sun at the hottest times are some topics discussed.
STD Any age as requested Programs on STD are conducted in various settings and priority is given to those groups and individuals at most risk. Programs take place in schools, religious institutions, drug and alcohol facilities, youth centers, jails, and community centers. The content of these presentations is directed toward the expressed interest and need of the community group. The content includes, but is not limited to Epidemiology, Prevention, Signs and Symptoms, Transmission and Treatment
Tuberculosis Staff of Long-term care centers, Community agencies, Healthcare Providers, Prisons, Drug & Alcohol/MH Centers. Program to educate staff of various agencies about the current guidelines for the prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis, including: targeted skin testing, contact investigations, proper mantoux placement and interpretation, and infection control measures.
Water Pollution Grades 2 through 5 Program teaches children about everyday pollution such as trash and yard wastes and their impact on local watersheds. Also, it empowers students to make a difference within their schools and throughout their communities. This interactive program lasts approximately 45 minutes.