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This Week is National Public Health Week

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017


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It’s National Public Health Week! This annual health observance is hosted by the American Public Health Association, which tries to promote public health so that the United States can become the healthiest nation in one generation (by 2030).

But just what exactly is public health? “Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play,” according to APHA’s website. An example of public health is how a doctor will treat you when you are sick, but public health advocates are trying to prevent you from getting sick in the first place.

There are plenty of ways to get involved this year. Here’s a few ideas:

For more information on National Public Health Week, visit its website.

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