Public Health. It’s what I do, it’s what I love and I can’t imagine working in any other field. So I am so excited to share with you that it is National Public Health Week!
High five someone who is working to reduce obesity, someone who advocates for affordable and accessible healthy foods and safe opportunities to be active. High five someone who is working to reduce smoking rates and create environments that reduce everyone’s risk from secondhand smoke. High five someone who continues the fight to provide comprehensive, evidence-based sex ed to adolescents so they can make healthy choices. High five someone who works tirelessly to advocate for the creation of laws that promote a healthy population. And give a fist bump to someone who is working to prevent the spread of infectious disease through education, vaccination, personal hygiene, and clean environments. Every one of us benefits from the public health nurses, educators, researchers, program developers, advocates, and champions.