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National Public Health Week

April 2 - 8, 2012

National Public Health Week Logo 2012

A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement!   

This year, with the recent release of the National Prevention Strategy, we will address the issue of prevention and wellness to ensure that all is being done to improve our nation’s health.

Every year, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths. Americans miss 2.5 billion days of work because of these illnesses, and all of that lost productivity adds up to more than $1 trillion. Injuries, unexpected accidents and violence affect people daily in all aspects of life. Unintentional injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, and burns rank among the top 10 causes of death for people aged 44 and younger.

Catching and preventing these illnesses and incidents before they develop is the key to improving our nation’s health. There are so many small steps we can take to begin leading healthier lives; sometimes it just takes a little motivation.

Uniting around this year’s theme of A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement, we can work to encourage more Americans and their communities to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. Little steps can lead to big changes.

Colorado School of Public Health events:

April 2 | Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds: Building a Movement to Reduce Obesity & Chronic Disease: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward (Note: location changed to ED2N 1102)
April 4 | 3rd Annual Public Health Symposium: Redefining the Public Health Workforce
April 4 Panel Discussion: Addressing the Economic Impact of Chronic Disease & NPHW Prevention Walk with the U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

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