Celebrate National Public Health Week!

A message from the Department of Health and Senior Services

Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 1 – 7.  Missouri’s theme is “Public Health:  A Wise Investment:  Save Lives, Save Money”.

Investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference.  And it starts with each of us taking the simple preventive steps that lead to better health.

For each day of National Public Health Week, the American Public Health Association has developed a theme.  Those themes are listed below, along with things you can do to develop better health habits in your home, workplace and community.  Click on the links for more details and ways you can make each theme work for you.  A poster and an ecard promoting public health can be found at http://health.mo.gov/ecard/index.php

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. 

Please share this message with your staff, partners and others as we celebrate National Public Health Week.