National Public Health Week will be recognized April 7 – 13 in Coastal Georgia.
“Public health continues to grow and evolve but preventing disease and promoting healthy communities will always be our goal,” said Diane Z. Weems, M.D., health director for the Coastal Health District. Daily themes are:
• Monday — Be Healthy from the Start
From family nutrition and maternal health to safety precautions and disaster preparedness, the first step the community takes toward public health is at home.
• Tuesday — Don’t Panic
Public-health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects.
• Wednesday — Get Out Ahead
Prevention is a nationwide priority, and as the public health system evolves, there are more options than ever when it comes to preventive health measures.
• Thursday — Eat Well
The system that keeps the nation’s food safe and healthy is complex. Public health professionals can help guide people through their choices.
• Friday — Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation
For more information on the services offered at health departments in Bryan and surrounding counties, go to www.gachd.org.