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National Public Health Week starts Monday

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National Public Health Week runs from April 7-13 and aims to raise awareness about public health issues.

"Public health continues to grow and evolve but preventing disease and promoting healthy communities will always be our goal," said Diane Z. Weems, M.D., Health Director for the Coastal Health District, in a statement.  

The Coastal Health District will have a theme for each day during the awareness week.

Monday: Be Healthy from the Start
Learn more about public safety topics that are around you in your home including family nutrition, maternal health and disaster preparedness.  

Tuesday: Don't Panic
Learn about the role of public health professionals during natural disasters or emergencies, which includes being a source of information.

Wednesday: Get Out Ahead
Learn about options when it comes to preventative health measures. 

Thursday: Eat Well
The system that keeps our nation's food safe and healthy is complex. Public health professionals can help guide people through their choices.

Friday: Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation
For the first time in decades, the current generation isn't as healthy as the one that came before. Find out how your community can help reverse a trend of current generations being less healthy than the previous generation.

Find out more about health services offered at departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties by visiting www.gachd.org.

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