Healthy Burnett

Connecting Community Members to Enhance Healthy Living

 

2016 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

Nature Heals

Sometimes the answer to a problem can be right in front of us or right outside our window. While the world of mental health can be overwhelming and the advice often confusing…

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Farmer. Fresh. Food. Fun.

At the farmer’s market, we believe that eating fresh, seasonal food can be a quick and delicious addition to any meal. Health experts and chefs encourage us to enjoy foods grown…

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Think Before you Drink

Alcohol is the most abused substance used by teenagers. Teens have many different reasons as to why they drink alcohol such as, boredom, peer pressure…

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