National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is celebrated the first week of April each year. This year’s theme is Public Health: Start Here, Better Health. Better Missouri. Good personal health is connected to good public health. Each individual has an impact on the health of the nation. We continue to achieve our goal as the healthiest nation in one generation.

Public health continues to improve the health of individuals and communities. Missouri consists of 115 local public health agencies and 10 area agencies on aging that assist promoting, educating and protecting Missourians’ health and safety. From the beginning of life to the end of life, public health surrounds you.

As we celebrate the accomplishments public health has made over the years, we focus on five daily themes:

During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.