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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK
Each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) organizes National Public Health Week (NPHW). In 2022, we are celebrating this awareness week from April 4 – 10. This year’s theme is “Public Health is Where You Are.” The theme reminds us all that “where we live impacts our communities’ health. And we can make our communities healthier, stronger and safer!”
Each day during NPHW, the Washington State Department of Health as well as the Spokane Regional Health District will join in the national campaign and focus on specific topics critical to promoting better community health. These topics include accessibility, climate change, community, mental wellness, public health workforce, world health day, and racism.
According to the APHA, “Public health improvements have greatly increased life expectancy, but Americans live shorter lives and suffer more health issues than people in other high-income countries. For example, we rank 34th in life expectancy.” Every one of us can do our part to make a difference in the health of our communities: the places where we live, work, learn and play. Take a step this week towards healthier choices and behaviors.
- Julie Happy