National Public Health Week
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- Social Media Messages (Twitter, FB)
- Sample news release
- Talking Points
- Daily Themes
- Find your local public health agency
- Find your area agency on aging
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:
- Monday, April 7: Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home. Let us show you around.
- Tuesday, April 8: Don't panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. We're here to help you weather the unexpected.
- Wednesday, April 9: Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
- Thursday, April 10: Eat well. The system that keeps our nation's food safe and healthy is complex. We can guide you through the choices.
- Friday, April 11: Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe. We have a world of public health to show you.
During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.