Lower-income families face barriers to eating healthy, being active, quitting tobacco products and getting preventive health screenings. Intersecting issues such as violence, mental health, housing, and economic stability among other issues, impact the communities we serve and their ability to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Driven by these learnings, the Health Education Council works to promote health where it happens- where we work, live, pray, play, shop, learn and grow old.
Each of our culturally tailored and innovative programs intersect to impact several key drivers of health: access; economic well-being; education; family, social support & connection; and safety. Working alongside community leaders and residents alike, the Health Education Council ensures that low-income families are afforded the opportunity to choose prevention instead of treatment.