National Public Health Week kicks off
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Public Health Team gathered this morning at 805 Newtown Circle to celebrate 110 years of helping Lexington be well.
Celebrated for nearly 20 years, National Public Health Week (NPHW) takes place during the first full week of April every year to help spread awareness of the contributions of public health and to highlight important issues for improving the United States. The week is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and includes events held by community health organizations across the county.
Each weekday during NPHW sees specific importance placed on a single health topic to help spread awareness more effectively.
All week, make sure to find the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department at facebook.com/LFCHD or follow us on Twitter @LFCHD to help spread the word about the great ways we help Lexington be well, and how we’ve been helping the city be well since 1904.
What are this year’s themes?
- Monday, April 7: Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home. Let us show you around.
- Tuesday, April 8: Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. We’re here to help you weather the unexpected.
- Wednesday, April 9: Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
- Thursday, April 10: Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex. We can guide you through the choices.
- Friday, April 11: Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe. We have a world of public health to show you.
How do your colleagues at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department honor these themes year-round? Check back with Healthy Times this Friday, when we’ll reveal the latest LFCHD Annual Report. One look and you’ll quickly see how your team makes it happen!