CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 29, 2023) – The Carteret County Health Department (CCHD) is joining other public health agencies in observing National Public Health Week from April 3 - 9, 2023 as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight the issues that are important to improving our nation.
Each year, National Public Health Week helps to educate communities and raise awareness about the important preventative role that public health departments play in keeping residents healthier and more informed about public health issues. In addition, public health departments promote a health care system that values prevention as much as treatment. Public health professionals and organizations are the key to empowering people to participate in this exciting evolution of the public health system to improve the health and wellness of the whole community.
“Public health promotes health for individuals and the community they live in,” said County Health Director Nina Oliver. “By providing them with the tools and information they need to make informed choices, we can help residents lead healthier lives and build stronger communities.”
This year’s observation highlights seven themes: Monday: Community; Tuesday: Violence Prevention; Wednesday: Reproductive and Sexual Health; Thursday: Mental Health; Friday: Rural Health; Saturday: Accessibility; Sunday: Food and Nutrition.
Health officials encourage residents to use these themes to start conversations in their organizations, churches, and community, and reach out to find ways to work together and improve the health of residents in Carteret County.
CCHD continues its mission to prevent the spread of disease, promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, as well as support public health systems. For more information about National Public Health Week, visit www.nphw.org. To learn more about public health efforts in your community, visit www.carteretcountync.gov/836/Health-Department or stop by the health department Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.