National Public Health Week
April 2- 8, 2012
This year’s National Public Health Week Theme is “A Healthier American Begins Today”- National Public Health Week draws attention to public health issues affecting our daily lives and to achievements in the field. This year the SPH Urban Health and Diversity Programs will sponsor a Community Health Fair where we will provide a number of health screenings and information on living a healthy and active life style.
With nearly 1 million Americans dying every year from diseases that could be prevented, even small preventive changes and community initiatives can make a big difference in living healthier lives. Here are just a few ideas.
- Monday: Active Living and Healthy Eating: Promote healthy choices in your communities, such as bike lanes and farmer’s markets.
- Tuesday: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: Identify alcohol and drug use disorders early to reduce high-risk alcohol and drug consumption.
- Wednesday: Communicable Diseases: Encourage proper hand-washing and food preparation habits.
- Thursday: Reproductive and Sexual Health: Practice safe sex, encourage responsible contraception behavior and promote access to preventive health services.
- Friday: Mental and Emotional Well-Being: Refer people with signs of depression and suicidal thinking to appropriate resources and help centers.
Please the following website to learn more about National Public Health Week http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes.