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National Public Health Week Day One

Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family kicks off NPH Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW) has been bringing communities together since 1995 to address critical issues in public health. April 1-7, 2013, has been designated for this years events and will highlight two major ares of importance: public health and prevention.

The NPHW 2013 program encourages us to show support for public health by taking one small step each day for a healthier life and by joining with your community to celebrate NPHW. 

The theme for NPHW 2013 is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money...and we're starting at Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family; addressing how to make health and prevention a fun family tradition.

According to the NPHW 2013 site: 
"Public health is in every corner of our homes. It's in the safe food in the fridge, the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors affixed to the ceiling, and the child-proof latches that keep dangerous chemicals out of little hands. Home is also where we learn healthy behaviors, such as eating right and exercising. Good prevention starts at home."
Its common sense and good advice, too. Mitigation Journal remains a strong proponent of individual and family preparedness and safety. Simply maintaining your smoke detectors or learning CPR and first aid will help you be better prepared for any crisis. When individuals and families are prepared, communities are more resilient...and emergency response crews are better able to help.

To support NPHW 2013, Mitigation Journal will highlight each of the daily themes listed below.
  • 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.

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