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ADH Celebrates Public Health Week April 1-7
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 1-7.
NPHW is observed during the first full week of April each year. During the week, health professionals connect with individuals and communities to show how public health helps Arkansans improve their own health, protects them from epidemics and provides preventive health services in their communities.
This year’s national theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” Focus topics include healthy communities, violence prevention, rural health, and technology in public health.
NPHW is also the perfect time to learn about the services that ADH has available for Arkansans. There is at least one Local Health Unit (LHU) in each county in Arkansas. LHUs offer many services, including: access to birth and death records; immunizations; the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; HIV and STD testing; woman’s health services; tuberculosis treatment; and environmental health services.
For more information about National Public Health Week 2019 in Arkansas, Be Well Arkansas, Healthy Active Arkansas, and the services that ADH provides, visit www.healthy.arkansas.gov.