Health Education Programs

The Cape May County Department of Health serves the health education needs of county residents and agencies. Health promotion and educational materials are available free of charge. Health Education staff are available to provide free community health education presentations and participate in health fairs and other community events. Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Cancer
  • Child safety
  • Diabetes
  • Drug/alcohol abuse
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Physical fitness
  • Senior safety
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
To request materials or to schedule a presentation, please call 609-465-1225 or 609-463-6521.

Preschool Programs
  • Ever Taste a Rainbow? - A fun, interactive program for preschool children about fruits and vegetables. The lesson introduces preschool-age children to the importance of eating a "rainbow" of colors of fruits and vegetables. Download a lesson plan (PDF).
  • Fruit and Veggie Champs – This is a website that offers games, coloring sheets, recipes and activity pages on healthy eating for children 2-8 years of age. Can be done as a presentation or as an individual home activity.
  • Stay Safe - This program includes lessons on sun safety, water safety and bicycle safety that can be presented in a classroom setting or individually on the web. Download a summer safety lesson plan (PDF).
Elementary School Programs Middle/High School Programs
  • Game of Life: When Things Go Wrong, Who Can You Call? – This program is designed to spark awareness among teenagers about the various social issues that exist, as well as the agencies and programs in the local community that are in place to help address such issues. Download the Game of Life lesson plan (PDF).
  • Sexual Health/Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness - These are evidenced-based, interactive classroom presentations that provide students with the information and skills they need to lead healthier lives. Download the HIV/sexually transmitted diseases lesson plan (PDF).
Community Programs
  • Health Ease - This is an evidenced-based program developed through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Each 1-hour session provides practical tips anyone can use to be proactive in living a healthier life. Session topics include:
    • Heart health
    • Maximizing memory
    • Medication use/misuse
    • Nutrition and physical activity
    • Osteoporosis and fall prevention
    Each session provides practical tips anyone can use to be proactive in living a healthier life.
  • Take Control of Your Health – This is an evidenced based program designed for people with any ongoing or long-term health conditions. It's presented once a week for six weeks as a 2.5-hour workshop in community settings such as:
    • Churches
    • Hospitals
    • Libraries
    • Senior centers
    Participants learn how to:
    • Breathe better
    • Communicate
    • Deal with emotions
    • Deal with pain and fatigue
    • Have healthy eating habits
    • Manage depression
    • Relax
    • Solve problems
    • Use medications correctly
Obesity Programs