WICOMICO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES: NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK 2022: “Public Health is Where You Are”
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CONTACT: Jennifer Johnson
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(410) 251-5379 Cell
WICOMICO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES:
NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK 2022:
“Public Health is Where You Are”
The past two years have shown us: Public health is critical. That’s why the Wicomico County Health Department is excited to be a part of this year’s National Public Health Week, celebrated April 4-10. We know public health is more than a single topic; it’s countless issues and practices that help every American to live as long and as well as they can. This year, we’re joining the American Public Health Association in their celebration: “Public Health is Where You Are”. The COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing public health crisis of racism in the U.S. have shown us it’s now more important than ever to come together and support well-being and health equity in our communities.
So how can you get involved? Celebrate and reinforce gratitude for public health. Look for ways to strengthen our communities, locally and globally. Name and dismantle racism in your community. Hold accountable those responsible for climate change. Urge your elected leaders to prioritize families by advancing policies for paid sick leave and a living wage, and to protect public health workers by ensuring public health authority. Work to make sure health and wellness are not just available, but accessible to everyone in your community. There are countless ways to make your voice heard and become part of the movement for public health. Learn more about this year’s daily themes (nphw.org), and check out all the activities planned by the Wicomico County Health Department (www.wicomicohealth.org) during National Public Health Week 2022!