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

Everyone Deserves a Home

Homelessness means having no home and living in emergency shelters, transitional housing or safe havens. The big question is: why are people homeless? One reason is because…

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The Great American Smokeout

I challenge you to quit smoking for one day. It may seem impossible because quitting is a long and hard process but I believe you can do it. By quitting – even for 1 day – you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your...

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American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is no longer a word we rarely hear. In fact, we hear it quite frequently. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States but do you know what…

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