Mission Statement

To pursue excellence in Health education/health promotion programs that enable persons to increase control over the determinants of health and adopt healthier lifestyles.

The Health Education Unit was established in 1996.

  • The roles and responsibilities of the Unit are:
  • To assess community needs for health education
  • To plan and implement, monitor and evaluate provide health education / promotion programs with communities.
  • To communicate population health needs  to facilitate health services , policies and programs
  • To act as a health resource Unit for the population.
  • To develop health communication materials –pamphlets, flyers, posters.
  • To develop and present health tips and articles for print and electronic media dissemination.

For the first quarter of this year, the Health department has seen an outbreak in Gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is very contagious. The virus is spread mainly through the fecal-oral route. Washing your hands often has proven to be very effective in eliminating and reducing the spread of microorganisms.

Please view the attached files and kindly disseminate by:

  1. Posting the Proper Hand Washing Poster in you restrooms and kitchens as a guide for clean hands (preferable above the wash station).
  2. Distributing or sharing the 10 Facts of Gastroenteritis with all staff/employees. Feel free to share among the community.

Be part of the solution to stop the spread of Gastroenteritis as well as to promote healthy living.

NB. If you require a hand washing demonstration, contact the Health Promotion Unit to schedule a session.

Contact: (869) 469-8010, 469-5521 x 2037/2064,
email: healthpromotion@niagov.com

Shirley Wilkes Senior Health Educator

    • MON8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TUE8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WED8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • THU8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FRI8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • SATClosed
    • SUNClosed
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