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Lake Country Area Health Education Center (LCAHEC) is funded in part by the Texas Cancer Council to develop and implement Growing Healthy: Developing Healthy LifeStyles for Prevention Sake.

This program targets nine Northeast Texas counties to participate in cancer prevention education: Camp, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Morris, Rains, Titus, Upshur and Wood. The program is designed for, but not limited to, students in grades 4 through 6. Additionally, the program offers parent, teacher and other adult education. Using classroom, community and/or faith-based organizations as delivery sites, the Growing Healthy project goal is designed to encourage early cancer risk reduction behaviors.

Cancer is a leading cause of death among Texas. By practicing healthy behaviors, some forms of cancer can be prevented or cancer risks drastically reduced. The intention of the Growing Healthy curriculum is to encourage children and adults to make smarter decisions about their health.


For additional information, contact
Debbie Warren, Project Director at 903-877-5220
at Lake Country AHEC.

Lake Country AHEC
11937 US HWY 271
Tyler, TX 75708