Health Promotion

Helping people make healthy choices

The Montgomery Township Health Department offers technical assistance to local groups interested in health promotion and education. We provide guest speakers when available on a variety of topics, including women’s health, sexually transmitted disease prevention, healthy eating, exercise promotion, smoking cessation, emergency preparedness, hand washing, immunizations, and communicable disease prevention. We also visit a wide variety of health fairs and other community health promotion events throughout the year.

Please contact Devangi Patel, Health Educator at (908) 359-8211 ext. 231 for more information.

Health Programs

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Stanford University’s evidence-based ‘Chronic Disease Self-Management Program’ is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in a community setting. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.

Topics covered include:

  • Action Planning
  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Medication Management
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Stanford  University’s evidence-based ‘Diabetes Self-Management’ workshop is given 2½ hours once a week for six weeks, in community settings such as churches, community centers, libraries and hospitals.

People with type 2 diabetes attend the workshop in groups of 12-16. Workshops are facilitated from a highly detailed manual by two trained Leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves.

Topics covered include:

  • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Menu Planning and Healthy Eating
  • Medication Management
  • Working more effectively with health care providers.

FREE Presentations and Trainings

The Montgomery Township Health Department strongly believes that prevention is the key to reducing the number of deaths, illness, and injury in our communities. Prevention education is the backbone of our health education program. The Health Department offers free presentations and educational materials to the community.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Tobacco
  • Hand Washing
  • Infection Control
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Eating
  • Online Health Information Research
  • Community Engagement and Advocacy
  • Alcohol, Medication and Aging
  • Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention
  • Healthy Heart

Programs in Partnership with the Community and School District

  • Healthy Kids
  • Parents Who Host Lose the Most
  • Every 15 Minutes
  • Kids on the Move
  • Girls on the Run
  • Project Adventure
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • In the Blink of an Eye: A Conversation about Stress, Anxiety, Drugs & Alcohol in our Community
  • Parent Education Series
  • Montgomery Night Out
  • Parent Book Talk Series
  • Community Faith Leaders Conversations
  • Farm-2-Go

Health Information to Know

Infectious Diseases

How to Stay Safe While Traveling Abroad 

Lyme Disease

Mosquito Bite Prevention

Pertussis

Rabies

Chronic Diseases

Heart Disease

Cancer

Healthy Living

Answering your child’s touch questions about Alcohol

Anxiety Management

Building Resiliency

E-Cigarettes – Just say no. Here is why! 

Eye Health

Healthy Eating

Immunization is Important 

Mental Health

Physical Activity

Seasonal

Sleep

Substance Abuse Prevention

Tobacco Cessation