Celebrate National Public Health Week safely

Published 4:22 pm Monday, March 29, 2021

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The last year has posed unimaginable challenges for the health of the public. The COVID-19 pandemic taxed the public health system like never before.  However, public health practitioners were up to the challenge, and we now see the light at the end of the tunnel.

State and local leadership, trusted research and a focus on sound public health and prevention principles have put us on a pathway to ending the pandemic.   

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As we head into National Public Health Week 2021, April 5-11, 2021 — with the theme “Building Bridges to Better Health” — the Clark County Health Department welcomes you to celebrate with us safely: wear a mask; stay physically distant; wash your hands; and get your COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to you.

Where we live, learn, work, worship and play impacts our health and our opportunity to ward off disease and injury. With this in mind, we must continue to strive to partner across public and private spheres to create healthier people, families, communities and, eventually, the healthiest nation.

The past year has demonstrated how important public health is to all of us. Rebuilding the systems that keep us healthy and safe means having the vision to create a better, more inclusive and a more just world through public health.   

The Clark County Health Department believes all people deserve to achieve their optimum level of health. To ensure that happens, we must all do the hard work to build the public health system of the future. With so much ground to cover, it’s now more important than ever to come together virtually to celebrate National Public Health Week, April 5-11.

To learn more about National Public Health week, please log on to http://www.nphw.org/

We hope National Public Health Week sparks new conversations and engages new stakeholders across the community. And, of course, provides an opportunity to celebrate, recognize and honor the contributions of all public health workers.