The Macomb County Health Department has a wide variety of presentations and speakers available. Please contact the speaker directly to request more information or request a presentation at your community agency, school or worksite. Two - four weeks notice is required for many speakers. Most presentations will require a minimum number of registered participants.
Presentation will discuss history of bio-terrorism and current bio-hazard threats. Learn how to protect yourself and your family before, during and after bio-hazard events.
Personal Health: Chronic Disease Prevention, Communicable Disease Prevention, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention
For groups interested in learning more about the benefits of breastfeeding, breastfeeding resources in Macomb County for families, workplace policies for breastfeeding employees, the CoffectiveTM initiative, and navigating the provisions of the Affordable Care Act as it relates to breastfeeding services.
Car Seat Safety
Parents and caregivers will learn how to safely transport their children from birth through the tween years following Michigan laws and child passenger safety best practices.
Nutrition for Disease Prevention
Gain knowledge about how a healthy lifestyle can add years to your life. Discover what you can do to cut your risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes and high blood pressure.
9th - 12 grade students will learn about contraceptive methods which reduce the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. This presentation is designed to complement existing high school health class reproductive health lessons.
Diabetes Prevention Program (16-week series)
An evidence based program to help participants lose weight and lower their risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. Participants meet in a group setting with a trained Lifestyle Coach to learn how to make modest lifestyle changes and improve their health. Eligibility requirements may apply.
Eating Smart for a Healthy Weight and Heart (8-week series)
This program combines an individualized eating plan with weekly classes on topics such as healthy eating, smart shopping, physical activity and stress, designed to promote permanent lifestyle changes.
Healthy Eating for Families
Designed for parents of school-age children to help them learn about healthy eating and exercise. The presentation includes information about obesity trends, implications on long term health, being a good role model, shopping smart, fast food and physical activity
Healthy Kids, Healthy Hearts (4-week series)
Cardiovascular risk reduction program for 4th grade students. Lessons will address nutrition, physical activity and tobacco prevention.
Presentation geared for high school grade students to community members on the effects of Hookah on the body. Resources can be provided to help those individuals interested in quitting.
A specialized presentation for parent and professional groups on the differences between breastfeeding and formula-feeding, the different types of infant formulas and how they are similar (or different), how and when to introduce solid foods, and common myths and misconceptions.
Infant Safe Sleep
Presentation for professionals, community or school groups who are interested in learning more about preventing infant deaths due to unsafe sleep situations. Education is provided on current safe sleep guidelines, reasons for these recommendations, risk factors, and common myths. These deaths are 100% preventable so there is particular emphasis on the importance of sharing this information with everyone who may take care of a baby.
Lead Prevention Poisoning and Awareness
Presentation for professionals, community or school groups interested in learning more about the dangers of lead poisoning and its effects in children.
For professional or parent groups interested in learning more about the latest trends in prenatal nutrition, including current weight gain recommendations, nutritional requirements of pregnancy, and how to treat some common discomforts of pregnancy using food.
For professional or parent groups working with preschool aged children. Learn why some children are naturally more picky than others, what happens when children are forced to eat, the consequences of too much milk or juice, some popular approaches to getting children to try new foods, and the division of responsibility between child and adult at mealtimes.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Train - the - Trainer
Informational presentation for educators, professionals or interested community members. Overview of STDS, transmission methods, high risk behaviors, prevention screening and treatments options.
Smart Shopping and Label Reading
Learning how to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier decision. This presentation for community and workplace groups will teach you how to identify food products and shop smarter at the grocery store. Learn about supermarket layouts, impulse buying triggers and comparing competitive products.
Smoking Prevention - Show & Tell
3rd - 6th grade students. Presentation geared toward upper elementary and middle school students that discusses different tobacco products and their harmful effects on the body. This presentation includes emerging products like e-cigarettes and hookah.
Smoking Prevention - Truth or Dare
6th - 12th grade students. Presentation geared toward middle and high school students that discusses different tobacco products and their harmful effects on the body. This presentation includes emerging products like e-cigarettes and hookah.
Special Nutrition Needs for Seniors
Nutrition needs change as we age. This presentation for community groups provides education on specific nutrition needs of older adults to ensure they are eating enough of the right kinds of foods and staying hydrated.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
Vitamins and minerals are essential to the body for normal growth, function and health. This presentation for community and workplace groups explores whether or not you really need to take a supplement, why getting adequate amounts are important, food sources and the health risks of over supplementation.
For groups interested in learning more about the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Questions such as "Who does the program serve?" and "What are the benefits of participating?" will be answered.