National Public Health Week

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When Brian Castrucci sees signs up at local retailers offering discounts to police officers and firefighters, he thinks: Why not public health too?

Public health. It’s about people and prevention. Public health week, still about people and prevention.

Hundreds of events are taking place across the U.S. this week to mark National Public Health week. Like everyday in public health, it’s about people and prevention.

In a little less than a month, public health workers in Macomb County, Mich., will set up at the local Babies”R”Us store to offer parents a free child car seat check. The Macomb County Health Department has been organizing such car seat checks for years, knowing that proper child vehicle restraints can save lives and prevent injury. The event also fits in perfectly with this year’s National Public Health Week theme of “Public Health ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.”

This week (April 2-8) is National Public Health Week. As Kim Krisberg described a couple of weeks ago, localities and groups across the country are recognizing it with a wide range of activities, from a health film festival to a safe sex carnival to a 1950s-themed health fair featuring the jitterbug and hula hoops. (Go…

by Kim Krisberg “CQ, CQ Celebrating National Public Health Week!” “CQ, CQ Celebrating National Public Health Week!” If you’re an aficionado of amateur radio — or ham radio as it’s also known — this is the call you might hear coming out of Oklahoma City on April 6. In layman’s terms, it means “Calling all…

It’s National Public Health Week, and this year’s theme is “Safety is No Accident: Live Injury Free.” The American Public Health Association notes that in the US each year, nearly 150,000 people die from injuries, and almost 30 million people visit emergency rooms for injuries. They offer safety tips for home, work, play, transportation, and…