Welcome to the Southwest Health District, a 14 county public health district serving over 300,000 citizens. Our mission is to prevent disease, injury and disability; promote health and well-being; and prepare for and respond to disasters.
Did You Know?
Keep Your Heart Healthy
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to lower your risk for heart disease, like quitting smoking and watching your weight.
Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it’s not controlled, diabetes can cause serious health problems, like blindness, nerve damage, and kidney disease. The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent type 2 diabetes, including eating healthy and staying active.
A healthy diet can help protect you from heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Get tips on how to eat healthy on a budget, plan ahead to save time, and eat healthy away from home.