Solano marks National Public Health Week
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This week the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Solano Public Health will celebrate National Public Health Week along with hundreds of partners across the nation.
National Public Health Week (April 5-11) includes hundreds of events, conversations and activities, encouraging communities to act on public health priorities.
This year’s theme, “Building Bridges to Better Health,” focuses on the core values of public health and encourages communities to organize and mobilize into action to improve health for all.
The efforts aim to highlight the benefits of prevention, advocate for healthy and equitable policies, share strategies for successful partnerships, and champion the role of a strong public health system.
COVID-19 has underscored the importance of public health and highlighted the need for increased investment in public health infrastructure to keep communities safe and healthy. Solano County is taking this opportunity to honor all the dedicated staff and community partners working in response to the COVID- 19 pandemic.
“I’m proud to highlight the public health efforts of each community in our county,” said Bela T. Matyas, M.D., M.P.H., Health Officer for Solano County in a news release. “National Public Health Week is an opportunity for us to appreciate the importance of prevention and promotion of health in our community. This year’s theme describes Public Health’s commitment creating the healthiest community and nation.”
Each day during National Public Health Week will focus on a different theme. Public health experts will discuss the themes in detail on APHA’s Public Health Newswire throughout the week. To learn more about National Public Health Week events, visit the APHA’s calendar at www.nphw.org.
In Solano County, Solano Public Health will join health care partners to present Solano’s Community Health Assessment to the Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 6. This report provides community level data and indicators of health in Solano County. Many of these outcome measures have been impacted by the pandemic.
After Tuesday, this report may be found at http://bit. ly/SolanoCHNA.