National Public Health Week – April 4-10, 2011
Since 1995, when the first full week of April was declared as National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities across the country have celebrated NPHW to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health.
During National Public Health Week 2011, the Columbus Department of Public Health needs your help to educate Americans that "Safety is No Accident". Together, we can help Americans live injury-free in all areas of life: at work, at home, at play, in your community and anywhere people are on the move. We all need to do our part to prevent injuries and violence in our communities. Join us as we work together to create a safer and healthier nation.
Monday -April 4th - Injury Prevention begins at HOME - Columbus Health Department provide tips on simple things you can do to make your home safer
Tuesday - April 5th - Injury Prevention begins at WORK - Tips on what you can do to be safer while working in your yard or garden
Wednesday – April 6th - Injury Prevention begins at PLAY - Columbus Health Department Partners with Safe Kids Columbus to give you advice about toy safety
Thursday – April 7th - Injury Prevention starts on the MOVE - Columbus Health Department Partners with Safe Kids Columbus to teach you how to keep your children safe in and around vehicles
Friday - April 8th - Injury Prevention starts in your COMMUNITY -The Columbus Health Department Vector Control Program provides tips on how to protect yourself against mosquito borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus