Next week the Health Department is shining a light on how to keep communities healthy and celebrating the workers who make it happen.

“Changing Our Future Together” is themes for this year’s National Public Health Week, happening April 2nd through the 8th. The Livingston County Health Department is getting involved with the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a long, healthy life, free of preventable disease and injury. They’re also recognizing public health care workers who lay the foundations for necessary good health. Their goal is to help America become the healthiest nation by 2030.

Each day of National Public Health Week will focus on a different public health topic. Officials are inviting residents to check out their Facebook page during the week to find ways to get involved and engage in the conversation on many of the subjects. Topics highlighted include behavior health, communicable diseases, injury and violence prevention, and more. Health Prevention Coordinator Chelsea Lantto says health workers in the county are highly collaborative and that that positions them well to tackle many of these things. She said that some of the topics are already being worked on through the department’s Community Health Improvement Plan, but though while they are moving in the right direction, there is still a lot of work to be done.

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