Health Education

Car Seat Distribution

•  Don't have a Car Seat but need one?  Parents and guardians of children that live in Washington County may be able to get a car seat, a lesson on how to put the seat in right, low or no cost, if they receive:
            *WIC           *Medicaid            *Public Assistance           *Food Stamps
            * Head Start         *Social Security           *Community Maternity Services

Car Seat Fitting Station

•  Have a car seat but need help putting it in?  Washington County Public Health has a car seat technician that can check the car seat you have to see if it is safe to use and show you how to use it right.  If a seat is not safe, a new seat may be given for a donation.  This program is provided to any Washington County resident, regardless of income.

•  Not a Washington County resident?  Search for a Car Seat Technician where you live....
   National Child Passenger Certification Find A  Tech
Did you know most people think they're using the right child car seat for their kids ... but they are not?
Ultimate car seat guide
HIV Counseling & Testing Program
HIV Test Counselors at Public Health offer Anonymous and Confidential HIV Advance Rapid 1/2 Antibody counseling and testing by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Please call 518-746-2400 to make an appointment. 

Not sure if you need to be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS?  Please call and ask or visit: 
 Say Yes to the HIV Test
You will find
HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) testing locations and contact information for counseling.

Bike Safety & Helmet Distribution

• See Car Seat Distribution - same criteria applies for helmet distribution.
• Bike Rodeo - Schools/Organizations may request a bike rodeo.  The objective of the rodeo is to increase children's awareness of bicycle safety rules and provide them with a chance to practice and improve their bicycle driving skills.

Click here for How to Fit a Bike Helmet from NHTSA. 


• Groups/Organizations can request presentations on a variety of topics.  Take a look at some samples of presentations that our Health Educators have ready for your organization. Health Ed Programming 2015

Work with a Health Educator to set up a Healthy Life Style Challenge
• "Stepping Stars"/"Step By Step"/"Step Into Spring" - 4 week pedometer programs
• Healthy Living Challenge - easy 6 week fitness and nutrition incentive program
• "Every Body! Every Day!" - 6 week campaign to develop lifelong habit of daily exercise
• Walktober - fun filled walking program
• Step Into Summer - take advantage of warmer weather and longer daylight
  Healthy Lifestyles

• Wellness Coaching - work one-on-one with a Health Educator to help you determine your wellness vision, set your goals and track your progress.
• Our Health Educators are a great resource for whatever healthy behavior you are trying to work on.  They can give you ideas, find you brochures, and help you set up your wellness goals.

Worksite Wellness
• Working with employers in Washington County to establish Wellness programming for employees.