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Department of Environmental and Public Health Services

Newton, NJ Tuesday, April 6, 2010


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Health News

Do you know who your local health department is or what it is that they do for your community?
Well, the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services provides public health services to all municipalities throughout the County. According to the Association of Schools of Public Health, "Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations."

Visit the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services website at to discover how we are serving Sussex County.

You can also visit the links listed below to learn more about the field of public health and the impact it has on our community.

This is Public Health
Public Health is Your Health. Most people don't understand what public health is or how it impacts their daily lives. The "This Is Public Health" campaign was designed by ASPH to let people know that public health affects them on a daily basis and that we are only as healthy as the world we live in. Join this national effort to promote public health awareness in your community. (© 2009 Association of Schools of Public Health)

National Public Health Week 2010
Join APHA during National Public Health Week 2010 as we work together to create "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time." Every action, no matter how small, can make a difference in a community. Begin by observing this year's daily themes:

Monday: A Healthier America and YOU The impact your health has on your community.
Tuesday: Your Community The impact your community's health has on the nation.
Wednesday: Your School How education and school policies can improve students' health.
Thursday: Your Workplace How healthy employees and healthy businesses can effect real change.
Friday: Your Nation How the nation's health is dependent upon all individuals and communities.

The County Health Rankings - Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project
The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors ranging from individual health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. This first-of-its-kind collection of 50 reports one per state helps community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is collaborating with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop these Rankings for each state's counties. Sussex County ranked #5 out of 21 counties in New Jersey.

Visit the County Health Rankings website at, for more information on this project.

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Board of Chosen Freeholders

County Administrator

Administrator/Health Officer
Herbert J. Yardley
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