Monday, April 7, 2008

National Public Health Week

Seems there is a week for everything — from National Bullfrog Lovers Week to Slightly Crooked Pinky Awareness Week. This week, April 7-13 (technically, it is seven days), is apparently National Public Health Week. A program of the American Public Health Association, the week consists of different theme days. Today is "Be Prepared Day." Tomorrow is "Travel Differently Day." Does that mean I should not ride my bike?

According to their Web site:
"There is a direct connection between climate change and the health of our nation today. Yet few Americans are aware of the very real consequences of climate change on the health of our communities, our families and our children.

The public health community has an important role to play in making the connection between the way we lead our lives, our impact on the planet, and the planet’s impact on our health. During National Public Health Week 2008, APHA will encourage individuals, families and communities to change their daily behavior in five important ways. "

Wednesday is "Eat Differently Day;" Thursday is "Green Your Work Day;" and Friday is "Green Your Home Day."

Their heart is in the right place. Is yours?

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