Healthy Burnett

Connecting Community Members to Enhance Healthy Living

 

2019 TOP HEALTH NEEDS

Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Burnett County’s number one health need is to address Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA). AODA means any use of a substance that results in negative consequences. This encompasses a broad array of mood-altering substances that include, but are not limited to, alcohol, prescription medications, and illegal mood-altering substances.

Mental/Behavioral Health

Mental/Behavioral health has been identified as Burnett County’s second health need. Mental/behavioral health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

Tobacco Use & Exposure

Tobacco use and exposure is Burnett County’s third health need to be addressed. Eliminating tobacco use and exposure means improving health by preventing tobacco abuse, promoting tobacco dependence treatment, protecting all people from exposure to secondhand smoke, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.

NEWS

Make It OK

Did you know that 1 in 4 people will have some kind of mental illness in their lifetime? Learn how you can remove the stigma associated with mental illness and “Make it OK”.

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Make it Mediterranean

You’ve probably heard that the Mediterranean diet can make your heart healthier, protect against cancer and even help you live longer. But did you know it also is a great pick for kids?

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A Compassionate Approach to Addiction

A courtroom is not a place where you typically expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course, it’s drug court. Find out more about this successful program!

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