- Buford Center : 770.614.2401
- Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
- Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
- Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
- Newton Center : 770.786.9086
- Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
Health and Wellness
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Our vision is to reduce and prevent disease in our most vulnerable populations in Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale residents. Health Promotions collaborates with diverse community partnerships through provision of prevention education and promotion of regular screenings, check-ups and awareness of risk factors.
Use of tobacco products is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing over 400,000 people in one year! In addition, 131,000 of Georgia’s youth under the age of 18 will die prematurely from tobacco use!
- Tobacco Free Kids
- Georgia’s Online Help for Smokers
- Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
- English ~ 1.877.270.STOP (7867)
- Spanish ~ 1.877.2NO.FUME (266.3863)
- Hearing Impaired ~ TTY: 1.877.6534
Physical activity is so much more than just going to the gym, participating in PE class, or playing on a sports team. Check out the features in this section for ideas to help you harness your unique abilities. You can try our suggestions or come up with your own.
Weight Control Solutions
Overweight and obesity are defined as having a body mass index [BMI] greater than or equal to 25 and 30, respectively. In children, the BMI is based on growth charts. Being overweight and obese occur when calorie intake is consistently greater than the number of calories burned through activity and basic metabolic processes.
Treatment and management of obesity involve major lifestyle changes related to your grocery shopping, food preparation, eating, and exercise habits. Medications play only a small supplementary role, and surgery is limited to people with morbid obesity or those who have life-threatening complications.