Last year, the Broward Department of Health processed more than 3,500 disease reports. Broward County currently ranks 9th out of the 67 counties in Florida for health outcomes. Getting and staying healthy shouldn’t just happen when we get sick, it should happen to prevent sickness, too! How are you staying healthy?
Since 1995, the first full week of April was declared National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year, the NPHW theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” According to the NPHW website, this year’s theme was created to highlight the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending.
NPHW, organized by the American Public Health Association, has daily themes so you don’t miss a way to get and stay healthy!
- Monday, April 1: Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family: Health and safety begin at home. Make prevention a fun family tradition.
- Tuesday, April 2: Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School: Schools are the perfect setting for improving child health. Plus, children’s health is a rallying point few can ignore.
- Wednesday, April 3: Creating a Healthy Workplace: Wellness and safety in the workplace are good for health and for business. Let’s make prevention work for us.
- Thursday, April 4: Protecting You While You’re on the Move: Safety on the go is often in our own hands, but it’s also tied to community design. Together, we can turn our streets into roads to better health.
- Friday, April 5: Empowering a Healthy Community: Support public health efforts that create healthy opportunities for all. Good health is a community affair.
For more information, visit their website.