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National Public Health Week

Passing Down a Healthy Climate to My Daughter

Anna Aurilio | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Anna Aurilio

Staff photo: Anna Aurilio and her daughter at Maryland's Patapsco Valley State Park Spring in the Mid-Atlantic region is a glorious season. Here in...

How Fracking Threatens Our Health

Margie Alt | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

Clean water is essential to human health. That's why we're marking National Public Health Week in part by calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revise its widely panned conclusion from last year: that fracking poses no 'widespread, systemic' risks to our drinking water.

National Public Health Week

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Here's to the evolving health of our communities through focused and well-resourced programs that address the needs of individuals and communities and which incorporate preventive and natural medicine approaches.

Climate Change Is a Public Health Issue

Margie Alt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

When it comes to global warming, an ounce of prevention is certainly worth a pound of cure. As National Public Health Week draws to a close, let's keep the focus on how we can prevent the climate crisis and the catastrophic health consequences that could come with it.

Building Momentum Toward a Safer Climate and a Healthier Nation

Gina McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Gina McCarthy

As temperatures rise, smog becomes worse and allergy seasons get longer, further risking our families' health and making it harder for kids to breathe. Warmer temperatures also increase vector-borne diseases by expanding seasons and geographic ranges for ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects to roam.

Support National Public Health Week and Build Healthier Communities Nationwide

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

This week marks National Public Health Week, a time to highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. It is vital that we continue to make strides to increase access to health care services, especially for underserved populations.

National Public Health Week: Start With Us

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

This year's theme, "Public Health: Start Here," testifies to our need to change the way our nation thinks about health -- from one that focuses on sick care to one that prevents sickness and injury from happening in the first place. Each day we will emphasize a different way to get started.

National Public Health Week 2012: Toward a Healthier Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This National Public Health Week is a great time to begin moving toward a more active lifestyle. Social responsibility with programs like the National Plan for Physical Activity and the Let's Move Campaign are critical to improving public health.

Let's Make Youth a Part of Youth Violence Prevention

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

Bullying and violence can be prevented, but it takes an entire community working together, including teens, to find a lasting solution.

Better Education, Better Health

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

There's a huge disconnect between what doctors and other scientists know and what most patients grasp. To bridge this gap, physicians need do a better job talking to patients in plain language.

En Route to a Healthier America

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

Our communities can encourage meaningful lifestyle changes that every person can make to improve their health and the health of their community. Now is the time to harness this power.

Health in Haiti: Lessons to Learn for National Public Health Week 2010

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

To truly improve the health of Haitians, the social and economic drivers of disease must be addressed. This means providing educational and occupational opportunities for all, as well as establishing a sustainable, modern public health system.

Social Life, Social Animal, Social Studies, Social Skills...Why Not Social-ized Health Care?

Karen Kisslinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Kisslinger

I'm ready to take care of myself and my community and help my community stay healthy. Maybe that's what social-ism can mean if we rethink and redefine that word in a new and positive way.