April 7-April 13

National Public Health Week 2014 focuses on guiding communities through the evolving public health system with the theme “Public Health: Start Here.”

The public health system that keeps our communities healthy and safe is changing as technologies advance, public attitudes toward health shift and more health and safety options become available through policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Public health professionals are the guides of this system, helping our communities navigate the many choices along the way.

On April 9 the University of Washington will hold an event in Tacoma.
Pierce County Maternal Child Health Risk Assessment Findings: A Call to Action

Monday, April 7: Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home.
Tuesday, April 8: Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action.
Wednesday, April 9: Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority.
Thursday, April 10: Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex.
Friday, April 11: Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe.

Learn more about National Public Health Week.