Providing public health and well-being in rural Cross River State, Nigeria, have been the concern of the government. This is because over the years, the rural people have been in the woods without awareness of the dangers inherent in unhealthy lifestyle or how to utilize the benefits of health and well-being. The rural dwellers have been seemingly overwhelmed by ignorance which has created several health challenges like overweight, hypertension, diabetes and maternal death. These conditions attract interest in creating awareness on public health and well-being among the people. The use of village announcers, next-door- neighbour or person-to-person method, family leaders, local schools and churches, NGOs, etc have been found to be useful imperatives for action. Although problems often exist that pose serious threat to the implementation of the programme, this paper recommends that these obstacles can be overcome by instilling confidence and love in the rural people; organizing local forums and literacy campaigns, as well as enduring pains in order to create effective awareness on public health and well-being in rural communities in Cross River State.
Keywords: Awareness, Public Health, Well-being, Rural dwellers.