Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

About this Program Area

The 4-H Health and Wellness Education program is designed to promote the holistic well-being of youth through a comprehensive approach that integrates positive youth development principles. This program aims to empower young individuals to make informed decisions about their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. By addressing the five domains of health and wellness, this program equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. 

Five Domains of Health and Wellness are:  

  • Physical Health: 4-Hers will learn about the importance of physical fitness, proper nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices. They engage in physical activities that enhance strength, flexibility, and endurance while developing habits that promote lifelong well-being. 
  • Mental Health: 4-Hers will be equipped with tools to manage stress, build resilience, and foster positive self-esteem. Participants learn about mental health disorders, stress reduction techniques, and the benefits of seeking support when needed. 
  • Emotional Health: 4-Hers will explore strategies to recognize, understand, and regulate their emotions effectively. They learn about the importance of emotional intelligence, empathy, and healthy expression of feelings. The program encourages youth to develop positive relationships and cultivate a supportive social network. 
  • Social Health: 4-Hers will enhance interpersonal and communication skills, promoting empathy, respect, and teamwork, and will engage in activities that encourage collaboration, conflict resolution, and responsible decision-making, enabling them to establish healthy relationships and navigate social interactions successfully. 
  • Spiritual Health: 4-Hers will be encouraged to explore their values, beliefs, and sense of purpose, fostering a sense of connection with themselves and others. Through self-reflection, mindfulness exercises, and discussions on personal growth, young individuals gain a deeper understanding of their spiritual well-being and develop a greater sense of meaning in their lives. 

Through the 4-H Health and Wellness Education program, youth are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to lead healthy, balanced lives. By embracing positive youth development principles and addressing the five domains of health and wellness, this program empowers young individuals to make informed choices and thrive in their personal and social environments. 

Project Overview by Topic


Program Area Contact

Chuck Stamper, Ed.D.

CES Special Projects Coordinator

(606) 666-2438 RCARS 130 Robinson Rd. Jackson, KY 41339
4-H Health
4-H Health


Contact Information

Rachel Noble Guidugli, Ed.D.
Interim Assistant Extension Director for Kentucky 4-H

212 Scovell Hall Lexington, KY 40546-0064

(859) 218-0991