Celebrate National Public Health Week

Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 4-10.  Missouri’s theme is “Healthy Missouri 2030: Making Communities Stronger.”

Investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference.  During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.

A toolkit for promoting National Public Health Week can be found at http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/index.php.  The toolkit includes social media messages, a sample proclamation, a sample news release and a promotional ecard.  Also on this page are two videos created by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  The first video is to help raise awareness about public health.  We encourage you to add a link to (or embed) the video on your webpage and Facebook page.  View the video at http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/index.php.  Directions to embed the video on your webpage and Facebook page can also be found on this link.

The second video is a slideshow of public health photos.  The photos were submitted by local health departments across the state.  View the slideshow at https://youtu.be/zvt8h-KDfvU.

As we celebrate the accomplishments public health has made over the years, we focus on these public health facts:

Additional information can be found at http://www.nphw.org/.

Please contact Lori Buchanan, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Lori.Buchanan@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6060 if you have any questions.