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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Portland's Public Health Division Celebrates National Public Health Week April 2-8

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The City of Portland’s Public Health Division believes everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To achieve this, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine both our health and how long we live. Working together, we can build a healthier Portland and, eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.

The American Public Health Association has declared April 2-8, 2018 National Public Health Week, with the theme - Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together.

Each day of the week, Portland’s Public Health programs & services will be highlighted to showcase the work we do in the community. 

Monday, April 2: Substance Use Prevention

Tuesday, April 3: Learn About Ways to Prevent Disease Transmission and Public Health Employee Appreciation Day.

Wednesday, April 4: Healthy Homes and Healthy Environments

Thursday, April 5: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Violence Prevention 

Friday, April 6: Everyone Has the Right to A Healthy Life

On Friday, April 6, staff members will be on hand in Monument Square from 11 AM - 1 PM promoting the work of the Public Health Division – stop by and check us out! 

The City of Portland’s Public Health Division is committed to supporting each individual’s pursuit of long-term health and safety! For more information about services offered by the Public Health Division, and to see how we are celebrating National Public Health Week, please visit our website.

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