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Release Date: March 17, 2009
National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week (NPHW) is April 6th to April 12th!. This week is dedicated to "recognizing the contributions of public health and highlighting issues important to improving the public's health". The event is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA), which uses the week to educate the public, policy makers and practitioners about issues related to public health since 1995. This year's theme is "Building a Foundation for a Healthy America," and will focus on raising awareness, both nationally and locally, about the importance of a strong public health infrastructure, especially at a time when health care reform is a top priority among policy makers.
The Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services is dedicated to protecting, promoting, maintaining and improving the health and quality of life for Sussex County citizens and visitors through a responsive, well managed, organized community effort. The various programs offered through the County's health department range from environmental health services to preparing for public health emergencies. Regardless of the program, public health is a crucial component because it affects every aspect of our lives, our communities, workplaces, schools and homes. From safe drinking water to vaccinations for our children, the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services is here for you.
Public health programs offered by the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services include:
Visit the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services website at www.sussex.nj.us/health for more information on many of these public health programs. You can also visit these websites for additional information on Public Health: www.nphw.org, www.apha.org .