The Davis County Health Department is seeking volunteers to serve on its Planned Approach to Community Health Council, a preventive health program.
The council was developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and implemented in Davis County in 1987. It identifies health issues unique to the county and communities within it.An opinion survey done by the council among community leaders indicates coronary heart disease and adolescent substance abuse are two health issues of special concern to local residents.
Todd Thompson, the council's coordinator for the county health department, said statistics suggest coronary heart disease accounts for 43 percent of the county's deaths. There is enormous potential to reduce coronary risk through adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, Thompson said.
The council is developing a service directory listing community programs and agencies with programs that deal with coronary risk, Thompson said.
Persons interested in serving on the council may contact the health department, 451-3322.