As National Public Health Week kicks off today, communities around the nation draw conversations and attention to the importance of public health. Read about what various communities are doing in recognition of National Public Health Week in today’s headlines, Monday, April 2, 2012.
Philadelphia Inquirer – Fight for a Healthier American during National Public Health Week
Just when I thought there couldn’t be another day or week drawing attention to my favorite “theme” or “cause”—I missed “World Day of the Snowman” back in January because our weird weather left us without a winter, and last month’s “Pi Day” just wasn’t my thing—along comes National Public Health Week. What a perfect week for a public health nerd like me to celebrate a “healthier America.”
Knoxville News Sentinel – Opportunities big and small to improve health
From health insurance to employee assistance programs, most businesses have programs in place to ensure a healthy, productive workforce. Employers can promote health and a better quality of life in many ways, large and small. One simple approach is to inform employees about observances such as National Public Health Week, celebrated from April 2-8.
Nashua Telegraph – Nashua’s observance of Public Health Week starts Monday; Get out and get fit!
The city’s third annual observance of National Public Health Week kicks off Monday afternoon at 4, with raffles, giveaways, healthy refreshments and other attractions highlighting a free event at the Nashua YMCA on Stadium Drive.
The Herald-Dispatch – Health Week promotes healthy living
From hand-washing and flu shots to tobacco cessation and serving special needs, everything you ever wanted to know about your health department you can find out this week.
Grand Rapids Public Health Examiner – National Public Health Week begins April 2
National Public Health Week is celebrated each April by highlighting public health achievements and raising awareness of issues important to improving the public’s health.
Napa Valley Registry – Public health touches everything in the county
Dr. Karen Smith has a clear, guiding objective: Get health into the conversation. Whether discussing economic development, where to put future housing, the county water supply or communicative diseases, as Napa County’s public health officer, Smith wants to make sure the community’s health is always a primary consideration in the decisions being made.