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

Lettuce Celebrate Fruit and Veggie Month

Eating more fruits and veggies is good for you. Of course we know we should be eating more fruits and veggies but why? We know they are good for us. We know they are better than processed foods and candy but why?

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Love your Brain Always

We should always love and care for our brains but June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and it serves as a nice reminder to talk and think about our brain health more…

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