The first week of April was National Public Health Week, an opportunity to recognize all the contributions public health makes to communities across our country and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
The focus of this year's theme is: "Public Health is ROI (return on investment): Save Lives, Save Money." This year's theme is aimed at highlighting the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives and curbing health care spending.
Here are just some of the ways public health touches our lives everyday...
Your home and its environment can significantly impact your health. Check out how the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program helps address issues of health and safety in your home.
|How do you know the prepared food you buy at the grocery store or at your favorite restaurant is safe? Learn about how the Food Protection Section works to ensure the safety and security of the NH food supply.|
|The measles, mumps, and pertusis are all things children are routinely vaccinated against, but what immunizations should adults have? Our Immunization Program outlines what vaccines adults need and when they should get them.|
|Being more active and making healthy food choices can help reduce and prevent obesity, which can help prevent other chronic diseases. Check out how the Obesity Prevention Program is working with partners around the State to improve our health.|
Visit the Division of Public Health Services page for more information.