Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Phone: 740-592-4431
Fax: 740-594-2370
Address: 278 W. Union St., Athens, OH 45701
After Hours Emergency Number: 1-877-627-2858
ODH COVID-19 Hotline: 833-427-5634

Health Education

The Health Education department works to make the health choice the easy choice, through policy, system, and environmental changes. 

What are policy, system, and environmental (PSE) changes? For health promotion and disease prevention strategies to be successful, policies, systems, and environments much be supportive of health. PSE changes are designed to promote healthy behaviors by making healthy choices readily available and easily accessible in the community. PSE change strategies are designed with sustainability and community in mind. 

To learn more about the work we do or to browse resources, please click on one of the following links:
Grant Programs
Community Health Workers

Health Education Department Staff:
Ruth Dudding, CHES - Director of Community Health & Engagement - (740) 447-5912
Megan Buskirk - Maternal & Child Health Program Coordinator - (740) 447-5910
Kari Boyle, CHES - Creating Healthy Communities Project Coordinator - (740) 447-5913