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Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Health Promotions educates and provides resources to promote healthy lifestyles.

Programs and Services:

  • Child Safety and Injury Prevention Program  
  • Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP)  
  • SNAP Ed Nutrition Education
  • Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition

Image of Seat BeltChild Safety and Injury Prevention Program [top

Accidents are the number one killer of America’s children.

Car Seats

Our staff can help connect you with agencies that have low-cost car seats. Certified Technicians can help you properly install your child's car seat. Call: (530) 621-6672.

Bike Helmets

Our staff can refer you to agencies that have low-cost bike helmets. Call: (530) 621-6672.


Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) [top

The El Dorado County Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) began in 1990. The program aims to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in El Dorado County. It is funded by Proposition 99, a state tax on tobacco products.  TUPP has four program priorities:

  • Limit tobacco promotion in the community
  • Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, tobacco waste and other tobacco products
  • Increase smoke-free public spaces, worksites, schools and communities
  • Reduce availability of tobacco products
  • Promote availability of stop smoking services

TUPP works with local community groups, youth, service and health organizations and schools to offer tobacco education, cessation and policy programs. We:

  • Educate on the effects of secondhand smoke
  • Advocate for tobacco control policies
  • Encourage policies and state laws
  • Inform on environmental and social norm change
  • Work to reduce illegal sales of tobacco to children

It is against the law to sell any tobacco product to a person under the age of 18. To report an illegal sale of tobacco to a minor call 1-800-5-ASK-4-ID.  Report cigarette butts tossed out of car windows to the California Highway Patrol’s number: 1-800-TELL CHP.

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SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education [top]

SNAP-Ed (Nutrition Education) is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education teaches people using, or eligible for SNAP, about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to integrate some physically active steps into their daily lives.

SNAP-Ed works by building partnerships with all types of community organizations. Communities have social marketing campaigns, hold nutrition education classes, and improve their policies, systems, and the environment of the community.

Would you like to learn more about SNAP-Ed Nutrition basics? If so, please contact Theresa Fagouri at (530) 621-6105 or email theresa.fagouri@edcgov.us.. For Spanish speaking participants, please contact Penny Smart at (530) 621-6194 or email penny.smart@edcgov.us


Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition [top]

The Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition is an advisory body to Public Health’s Prevention Programs. Membership includes representatives from community agencies, schools, organizations, major racial/ethnic groups within local health jurisdictions, and people with special interest or expertise in tobacco control. Meetings are held bi-monthly except for July. Call (530) 621-6142 for more info.

Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition Vision Statement: To create a sustainable, comprehensive approach for health, safety and equity that emphasizes keeping communities health in the first place.

Tobacco Prevention Coalition (sub-committee) Mission Statement: We care about the health of our community; therefore, we seek to achieve the maximum reduction in smoking and other tobacco use by focusing on social norm change through education and policy adoption.

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Coalition (sub-committee) Mission Statement: We care about the health of our community, therefore, we seek to reduce and prevent obesity levels and other health-related conditions by focusing on social norm change through nutrition education, collaborative partnerships and policy adoption.