Health Education Council

About Health Education Council

The mission of the Health Education Council is to cultivate health and well-being in under-served communities by leveraging the power of collaboration.

Since our establishment in 1979, we have partnered with diverse communities across Northern California to reduce health disparities and chronic disease in the region's low-income communities.

At the Health Education Council, we believe good health and well-being don't happen in isolation; rather, we are all at our healthiest when we are surrounded by thriving families, schools, businesses, and parks.


Healthy Schools Program Intern

June 2019 - September 2019 West Sacramento, CA
“There were many highlights from my experience interning at the Health Education Council. I was responsible for leading the Nutrition and Health lessons at the Pro Youth Summer Camp. It was a rewarding experience to be able to teach the middle and high school students about different topics of nutrition every week and recognizing the same students attend each week. I was happy to see that some students were very enthusiastic about the nutrition lessons. They participated in every activity and volunteered to help with the food activity towards the end of the lesson. I also really enjoyed attending the outreach events such as the seed plugging event at the Sacramento State Fair and the tabling events that promoted eating healthy snacks and handing out recipe books.”
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