Friday, April 10: “Building on 20 years of Success”. Finally, we celebrate a “25 year improvement in the average lifespan for Americans, and a 70 percent reduction in HIV/AIDS-related deaths” (American Public Health Association).
Thursday, April 9: “Build Broader Connections”. Pierce County Health Department has recently received Accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board, and is so appreciative of the support from community members and partners. We are thankful to have reached many goals, but there are still new partnerships to develop and goals to achieve. We invite you to become involved by contacting your local and state officials with areas you are passionate about. Together we can accomplish so much!!
Wednesday, April 8: “Building Momentum”. Check-out www.choosemyplate.gov website, and start anew. Make a commitment with friends and family members, or sign a pledge at www.apha.org
Tuesday, April 7: “Starting from Zip”. Where we live says a lot about our health. Decide now! According to Pierce County Health Rankings, 2014: 29% of the population has “Excessive Drinking” problems, 28% are “Obese”, 21% are Physically Inactive and 16% are Adult Smokers. There were 64 Preventable Hospital Stays and 242 persons had a Sexually Transmitted Infection. Do you see a correlation between some of these statistics?
Monday, April 6: “Raising the Grade”. Although we have some of the best health care in the world, let’s decide to take care of our health, and save ourselves and our country money. Decide to eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day, and participate in a fitness activity for at least 30 minutes a day.
A quote worth remembering: “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Josh Billlings