Health Education & Promotion
Prevention is emphasized in all Public Health programs, and Health Education is incorporated into clinic visits, home visits, inspections, community and school presentations, media events, and other outreach efforts.
Health educators and other Public Health staff are available to speak to groups of all ages in settings such as schools, businesses, churches, and community gatherings.
Health Promotion is also accomplished by providing information and educational resources such as literature, videos and health data to professionals and consumers.
Say It Out Loud Program
Promoting good mental health for everyone
The Rock Island County Health Department began the Say It Out Loud campaign in 2012 to increase awareness of mental health as a vital part of our overall health and well-being, which connects all aspects of our physical, emotional and spiritual health. All of us are affected when a colleague, loved one, neighbor or friend lives with a mental health challenge. More than 20% of the U.S. population, including children and adults, lives with a mental health challenge and while 80-90 percent of mental illnesses are treatable, only one out of five people with a mental illness seeks or receives treatment. This needs to change and is a major goal of the Say It Out Loud campaign.
Here are some suggestions to Say It Out Loud
Talk to someone who seems stressed or down. Let them know you care.
Ask for help from someone you trust if you think you or your child might need it.
Speak with your child's doctor and teachers about how to encourage your child's social and emotional development.
Encourage policy leaders to make children's and adult mental health a top priority.
Find out how you can promote good mental health by visiting www.mentalhealthillinois.org
For a list of local mental health providers, please click here
Contact Theresa Berg at (309) 558-2802 or by E-mail .or Jennifer Johnson at (309) 558-2950 or by E-mail .