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Who We Are

Empower. Change. Grow.

The Health Education Council (HEC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to promoting health and preventing chronic disease in underserved communities. Our teams of public health professionals forge cross-sectors partnerships which have the ability to foster and develop more healthful environments so that health is within reach for all.


At HEC, we have long understood that the majority of health happens outside of the doctor’s office and that social, economic and environmental factors shape our ability to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. We know that in order to address and ultimately, prevent chronic disease, we must go beyond the traditional health paradigm to the foundational determinants of health.