The mission of the Health Promotion Branch is to educate the public on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. By adopting healthy lifestyles, individuals increase the length and quality of their lives.
The Health Promotion Branch administers programs that focus on healthy living. These include:
- Physical Activity Program
- Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
- Healthy Communities Program
- 5-2-1-0 Healthy Numbers for Kentucky Families
For information about these programs, contact Branch Manager at (502) 564-9358, extension 4015.
Freedom From Smoking is a seven week-eight session tobacco cessation intervention developed by the American Lung Association. This series of sessions identifies why a smoker smokes, options for nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy, helps tobacco users set a quit date, and provides support to remain tobacco-free. Lectures, group discussion, and skills practice focusing on a variety of evidence-based cessation practices are led by a certified facilitator.
Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking is a twelve-session cessation intervention developed by Drs. Thomas M. Cooper & Richard R. Clayton. The program combines counseling with nicotine replacement therapy and social support to maximize success with minimal relapse. A trained facilitator, primarily in a group setting, provides the intervention, which addresses all aspects of smoking-physical, psychological, and behavioral.
To find out when face-to-face classes (Freedom from Smoking or Cooper Clayton) are offered please call your local health department.
Free Assistance with Quitting
For telephone cessation assistance call:
8 a.m. - 1 a.m. EST (7 a.m. - 12 midnight CST) Monday through Sunday.