|Scott County Health Department Celebrates Public Health Month|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Richard Martin|
|Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:37|
The Scott County Health Department would like to kick off Public Health Month with the recognition of National Public Health Week, April 1 through April 7. Taking its cue from the American Public Health Association’s theme of “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money”, the Scott County Health Department is extending its campaign throughout the month of April.
This year’s theme of “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money”, combines two common threads, public health and prevention. Much like the business world, “ROI” indicates the “return on investments”. Did you know that investing $10 per person each year in community-based public health activities could save more than $16 billion within five years? Supporting evidence-based public health programs will result in healthier communities and reduced cost in treating diseases.
The Scott County Health Department is celebrating by promoting health and safety at home, in schools, at work, and on-the-go. Throughout the month and beyond the Scott County Health Department will offer helpful statistics, health and safety tips, school vaccination clinics, information on our website, in city buses, and weekly Facebook suggestions, to create a healthier community.
To learn more about public health in Scott County visit the Scott County Health Department website at www.scottcountyiowa.com/health or like Scott County on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scottcountyiowa.
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