Looking For..?
Department Banner




health education

passenger safety

Child Passenger Safety

Learn about car seat usage and proper installation from our child passenger safety technician.

Wednesdays from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.


Call (828) 694-6066
for more information.



Be Active Day

Be Active Day, first held in 2008, includes activities, demonstrations, door prizes, and information to inspire kids and adults to move more and be active. The event is free and is usually held the fourth Saturday in January each year. The focus is to emphasize the state’s Eat Smart Move More campaign and increase awareness about the need to move more every day, reduce TV time, prepare more meals at home, consider portion sizes and beverage choices, and eat more fruits and vegetable. For tips on physical activity and healthy eating, visit MyEatSmartMoveMoreNC.com.

For more information about participating in Be Active Day, contact Beverly Clark at (828) 694-6065.

top of page

Child Passenger Safety

Child passenger safety education is provided on Wednesdays from 12:00 -1:00 pm. Our child passenger safety technician instructs parents on car seat usage and proper installation. A free car seat is given to parents in need of assistance who attend the class (as funding is available). To register, contact Kaye Brownlee, BSSW, LCCE, Health Educator, at (828) 694-6066.

For additional information on child passenger safety, visit The Car Seat Lady.

Never leave your child alone in a car. Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated. For more information visit the Safe Kids USA Parent Center. Another resource for safety information is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

top of page

Health Promotion and Wellness

Health promotion is dedicated to prevention and the belief in educating and encouraging residents to learn more about their own health to maintain healthy and productive lifestyles. Examples include serving on local committees and coalitions that address smoke-free environments, promoting development of walkways and trails, and advocating for healthier food options in schools and the community. For more information, contact Beverly Clark at (828) 694-6065.

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

Smoking Cessation Program will be offered at NO COST at the AB Tech South campus, 303-B
Airport Road in Arden. The series will begin Tuesday, April 3, 6:15 – 7:45 pm and will meet weekly for 7 weeks. Preregistration is required. Call 694-6065 or email bclark@hendersoncountync.org.

QuitlineNC provides free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use. Quit Coaching is available in different forms, which can be used separately or together, to help any tobacco user give up tobacco. 

Childbirth Series

The Small Wonders Childbirth Series is Lamaze-based and will teach you how to have a healthy birth and cope with the stages of labor. You will learn about common interventions during labor and birth, as well as breastfeeding and bonding. The series also includes a tour of one local hospital's labor and delivery unit.

For registration and fee information, contact Kaye Brownlee, BSSW, LCCE, Health Educator, at (828) 694-6066.

We encourage you to make healthy lifestyle choices while you are pregnant. For more information, visit:

School Health

Health Educators are available to provide instruction to students on subjects such as:

  • personal hygiene
  • teen pregnancy prevention and abstinence
  • responsibilities of teenage parenting including the "Empathy Belly" pregnancy simulator

top of page



We can provide schools and community organizations of Henderson County with educational resources available through the Department of Public Health.

DVDs can be reserved free of charge, and brochures can be requested by contacting the Health Education section.

Individual speakers may be contacted to schedule specific programs. Contact Stacy Taylor, Health Education Director, at (828) 694-6063.

NC Society for Public Health Educators

top of page