Health Education Council
The Health Education Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access, education, advocacy and training to empower individuals towards a healthy life.
The chronic diseases
associated with tobacco use, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity are
the most preventable leading causes of death in this country, yet they plague
our low-income and diverse communities. Since 1991, the Health Education
Council (HEC) has existed to address the significant gaps and burden of
preventable disease among our region’s most vulnerable populations.
At HEC, we have long understood that the majority of health happens outside of the doctor’s office and that social, economic and environmental factors shape our ability to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.
We know that in order to address and ultimately prevent chronic disease, we must go beyond the traditional health paradigm to the foundational determinants of health.