Health & Safety

Good health starts with a safe home environment and family development. Preventing and protecting against diseases before they spread, creating a safe environment, and establishing a loving culture will help children and their parents to create a lasting bond. By making smart choices, we can overcome many health issues and live more productive lives.

View our class calendar to see when our next class will be held. You may also schedule a health promotion class by calling 636-949-7400 or use the online form.

Health, Wellness and Safety Fairs

If you would like a representative from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health to attend your company or organization event, please contact the Health Education division at 636-949-7400. Programs can be arranged to meet the needs for most any group.

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Classes Available

Communicable Disease Awareness

Length: 60 minutes
Aimed at early education teachers and other child care professionals, this class discusses many of the communicable diseases that can be contracted within our community.

HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention

Length: 60 minutes
Designed for students grades 8 to 12 and adults, this class will discuss what HIV/AIDS disease entails, including: how it affects the human body; how it is transmitted; how it can be prevented; and options for testing.

Preventing the Spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Teenagers

Length: 60 minutes
Designed for students grades 8 to 12, this is an abstinence-based presentation that includes lecture and medical textbook photos. The program discusses bacterial, viral and parasitic infections; curable vs. incurable infections; short-term and long-term health implications; infertility and cancer risks; and what to do if exposed to an STD. Condom usage will be discussed from a standpoint of their failure rate and inability to protect against all STDs.

Senior Safety

Length: 60 minutes
Intended for adults ages 60 and older, this interactive program discusses medicine safety, fall prevention, safe driving and the use of exercise to retain mobility. Included are everyday exercises that can be done while sitting in a chair.

The ABCs of Tobacco

Length: 60 minutes
Students in grades 6-8 will learn how tobacco smoke affects the air we breathe, the human body and harms one's appearance, health, family and surroundings.

Tobacco Use and Influence

Length: 60 minutes
Focusing on high-school students, this program illustrates the influence of tobacco products on our society and the long-term effects of tobacco use. An interactive discussion will examine tobacco advertisements to recognize goals and false claims of tobacco companies.

First Aid, AED & CPR Certification

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

Length: 6 hours
This class is for individuals who have never received CPR training in the past or whose certification has expired. The course will cover how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on infants, children and adults; how to effectively use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device; and how to apply basic First Aid care. Successful completion of the course will earn participants a 2-year American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Please dress in comfortable clothing and be prepared for hands-on activity, including time on a carpeted floor, during the class. Course fee is $50.

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Renewal

Length: 2 hours
This refresher class is for individuals who possess valid CPR certification that is nearing expiration, typically two years after completion. The class will review CPR, AED use and First Aid care. Successful completion of the course will earn participants a 2-year American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Please dress in comfortable clothing and be prepared for hands-on activity, including time on a carpeted floor, during the class. Course fee is $50.