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Mayor Eldridge honors National Public Health Week with proclamation

Contributed to Johnson City Press • Mar 29, 2018 at 8:31 PM

On March 26, Washington County Commissioner Lee Chase presented a proclamation signed by Mayor Dan Eldridge identifying April 2-8 as Public Health Week in Washington County.

All state and local public health agencies are invited to join with private organizations and educational institutions to celebrate with activities to promote health and acknowledge the many benefits of public health among citizens.

“The Washington County Health Department is a proud community partner providing a variety of services such as well child exams, immunizations, birth and death certificates, WIC, family planning and children’s dental care to name a few,” said Washington County Director Christen Minnick.

“We invite the public to call or come by to learn about all the services we have to offer.”

The Proclamation in Washington County overlaps with the Tennessee Public Health Association dannouncement of its annual celebration of National Public Health Week observed across the state April 2-8.

National Public Health Week brings individuals and communities across Tennessee together to celebrate the work and dedication of public health professionals and volunteers and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our state and nation.

This year’s National Public Health Week theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together,” is a call to make the United States the healthiest nation in one generation by 2030.

“All Tennesseans deserve to live a long and healthy life. To make our state healthier we must focus on areas including behavioral health, communicable diseases, environmental health, injury and violence prevention, and ensuring the right to health,” said Tennessee Public Health Association Executive Director Kim Harrell.

“Let’s start new conversations and be advocates for positive change. If Tennesseans work together where we live, work, and play, we can make sure our state leads the way to a healthier nation in one generation.”

The Tennessee Public Health Association and our partners applaud the efforts across our state, from the small rural areas to the large metropolitan cities, which create healthier Tennessee children, families, and communities. Learn more about TPHA at www.tnpublichealth.info/index.php?id=1.

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